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double barrel smoker build

Postby shipyardbecue » June 6th, 2012, 9:33 am

So I am starting my double barrel smoker this weekend. so far I have the barrels, the conversion kit, and a couple thermometers.

the barrels are brand new. a buddy of mine hooked me up. I got them for free. New they are probably about $100 a piece

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the vogelzang stove kit you can get on line or at an ACE hardware. ACE had them for $49 bucks.

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I got some glow in the dark thermometers of ebay for $11 bucks each. $70 total investment. you can get others cheaper at Lowes but these are neon green and glow in the dark and are cool!!!

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Tonight I am picking up the Vogelzang adapter kit and some stove piping. looking forward to putting this together on Saturday!
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby Gizmo » June 6th, 2012, 11:52 am

Leave yourself enough time on Saturday to change your mind - it's just part of the process ... :)
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby shipyardbecue » June 6th, 2012, 1:56 pm

^ha! yeah, I have gone back and forth a million times on what I want to add to it, how I want to pipe it and all kinds of stuff! stoked on getting going! picked up the adapter kit at lunch today.

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$37. total project cost is $107
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby dcman (The Czar) » June 6th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Holy Crap....I haven't seen anything like that.....wow.....I think that is the first time we seen this on the forum....make sure you take plenty of photos..... :rulz: ......

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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby SoloQue » June 6th, 2012, 2:46 pm

I read on another forum where some guy attached wooden runners (looked like 2x4's) so he could reposition easier. Evidently that bottom drum really gets hot. The picks of the sled runners blazing was pretty memorable. I'm guessing he must have had some grease drippings during some earlier cooks to help ignite the wood. :explode2:
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby shipyardbecue » June 6th, 2012, 3:24 pm

ha ha! avatar added! :P

I will have plenty of pics. this guy did a good job documenting his build on youtube.

I stumbled upon his video and then saw the local ACE hardware store had part of the kit so I decided to go for it! ACE ordered the second part and I will be getting the rest of the stove piping later this week (didnt have time to shop for it all on my lunch break today)
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby Frank_Cox » June 6th, 2012, 4:51 pm

Man, it is going to be really cool to see this come together! I am excited to see how good it cooks. :LG:
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby shipyardbecue » June 8th, 2012, 9:29 am

I picked up a second damper collar yesterday for $37. total project cost $144 I am going to have 2 pipes coming out of the bottom barrel; both with dampers. my theory (right or wrong) is that I will be able to control the temp better on either side of the grill if the fire burns inconsistently. I am actually thinking of putting a door on both sides of the barrel so i can load wood in on both sides if need be. thoughts?

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here is the overall plan

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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby dcman (The Czar) » June 8th, 2012, 10:15 am

I would think making a door on the side of a thin guage barrell would be tough...but if you can do it I say work it!!! :beer: :beer:
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Re: double barrel smoker build

Postby PvilleComp » June 8th, 2012, 10:38 am

I'd be careful of the wood skids. The legs look like they are going to get mighty hot. I assume they are cast iron or something like that. I've seen wood chunks start to burn just sitting on the warming plate of my firebox.

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