First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Post by Squiggle » June 15th, 2016, 4:36 pm

Wow, that looks super cool & shiny, well done! :beer:


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Post by Pete Mazz » June 15th, 2016, 5:46 pm

Really turned out nice! Congrats!!!!


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Post by mp4 » June 15th, 2016, 8:50 pm

Very nice!



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Post by Big T » June 15th, 2016, 9:50 pm

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Post by YTQBBQINC » June 16th, 2016, 10:23 pm

Thanks guys. I'll post pics from its first big cook on the 4th. Only thing bouncing around in my head is whether or not the small amount of surface area on the rotisserie racks that rotate over the opening to the firebox will cause any issues from liquid dripping off. Guess if it does I'll just put drip guards with a slight angle under each rack. Never cooked on a rotisserie before so I guess I'll find out.



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Post by YTQBBQINC » July 1st, 2016, 11:55 pm

It took a gantry crane, 4 ratchet straps and an engine hoist but I got it on a trailer and out to the cook site. Big cooks Sunday. I'll update with pics of the cook and how it preformed.
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Post by YTQBBQINC » July 1st, 2016, 11:59 pm

The meat. Minus the brisket
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Post by Pete Mazz » July 2nd, 2016, 2:58 am

Sweet!!!


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Post by SmokinHawgBBQ » July 2nd, 2016, 8:40 pm

Awsome!! is the chain and crank handle for if the elec goes out? Did a whole hog contest when the elec went out during the night using a rotisserie cooker,would have killed for a hand crank,finisged it butterflied on its back, and at least got a 9th place call LOL
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Post by forty_creek » July 4th, 2016, 2:55 pm

Sweet!


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Post by Rodcrafter » July 5th, 2016, 7:23 am

That looks like a good time in the making.


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Post by YTQBBQINC » July 5th, 2016, 7:44 am

Well the smoker performed great. Roto did seem fast, mostly because it was being that it turns twice as fast as a standard one but the chickens came out great. Both sides got up to temperature in less than 45mins and held well. The only issue I had was the paint. I'm assuming it was on account of not getting a good enough etch on the surface while I was prepping. I know it wasn't heat related because the issue showed up the morning after I dropped it off and the worst area was the top of the shelf that the motor sits on. It looked like dew had formed between the paint and the metal. Probably should have just had it sandblasted instead of trying to save a buck and prep it myself. Live and learn I guess. I'll probably be tearing it down again and have it blasted then either have the powder coat guys use a high heat powder coat or header enamel. either way I'm going to have them bake it on. Minus the paint though I couldn't be happier with how it performed. I'll definitely be getting a big set of those Meater wireless meat probes for the roto. Not having to constantly open the lid to check temps in the roto when stuffs getting close will be a blessing me thinks.
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Post by forty_creek » July 5th, 2016, 9:09 pm

Food looks AWESOME! At least you can use it. Paint is an easy fix.
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:beer: :LG: :beer:


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Post by SmokinHawgBBQ » July 6th, 2016, 8:51 am

AWSOME !!! :grillin: :needfood: :-bd
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Post by YTQBBQINC » July 6th, 2016, 9:14 am

Thanks guy's, I'll update pics when I have the paint fixed. Don't think I would have come out as good as it did if I hadn't found this site.



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Post by Pappa Roach1 » September 11th, 2016, 8:03 am

You did a great job. That is one very impressive cooker.
We have a smaller one at our Sportsman's Club. It has 4 trays that are 10" X 36". I have been cooking 40 leg quarters at a time on it. It is very easy to control. I can cook Chicken at 350 or Pork at 225 - 250.

You may need to look into a Roll Back Wrecker to move it around from cook to cook. :)

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Post by YTQBBQINC » December 30th, 2017, 6:06 pm

Wasn't sure where my next project fit since it's a trailer build but on account of the trailer being for this smoker I figured I'd just use this thread.

I traded a 14' V nose I had for this 20' gooseneck with the intentions of converting it into a competition rig. My idea is to remove the walls from the back 10' of the trailer and turn that section into an outdoor kitchen/smoker deck. The front 10' (18' with the gooseneck) I plan on turning into living quarters. Since the dimensions are similar, I have this crazy idea of buying a cheap slide in truck camper and basically transplanting the interior from the camper into the gooseneck. Will probably take the door(s) and some windows from the camper as well. All I have right now is the smoker, gooseneck and a bunch of ideas but it's a start. This should be an interesting build.
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That looks like a good project.


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 3rd, 2018, 2:59 pm

:beer: :beer:


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Post by YTQBBQINC » January 7th, 2018, 2:22 pm

Did some measuring and the smoker in its current configuration is 3” wider than the trailer. Decided to order the sprockets I need to relocate the rotisserie motor underneath the cooking chamber as well as slow the rotations down to 3rpms. That’ll narrow it up by over a foot. I’ll get some pics up once I get the sprockets in.


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