Brick grill and smoker build!

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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » October 18th, 2020, 7:11 am

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I love the brick work Cole. Those old bricks are so cool. Reborn as a smoker - doesn’t get any better.
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » October 18th, 2020, 6:41 pm

Got a few more layers on. These layers go soooooo slow!

From what I understand my biggest struggle will be my lack of bleeding heat due to all the mass. My wife came up with an idea to vent the air space in between the brick and cinder blocks. There are weep holes at the bottom of the brick, the air could flow in, then flow between the layers and up around the smoker and cool the bricks in the smoker from the back side. I would have an exhaust for that air space with a damper on it. I could open it and allow air flow to cool or keep it shut and allow all the mass behind the first layer of bricks to heat up also. I was thinking it would be just one more way to help control temp in the smoker. Thoughts?
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by dacolson » October 18th, 2020, 7:30 pm

That thing is going to hold heat like crazy. If your goal is to offset that a bit, you seem to be on the right track. I’m not sure how much it will effect it since the cinder blocks will be a pretty effective heat sink by themselves. Interested in seeing the results.


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Post by Cole Leffert » November 1st, 2020, 2:16 pm

About ready to start the ceiling on the smoker! Me next to it for size comparison. I am 6' tall.
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Post by dacolson » November 1st, 2020, 2:48 pm

That’s a beast!


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Post by Dargo » November 1st, 2020, 2:49 pm

I like the reclaimed brick look here. Very nice looking build. It looks like it will be fun to cook on for sure.


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Post by Cole Leffert » November 1st, 2020, 6:22 pm

Thanks Dave and Dargo!



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Post by Dirtytires » November 2nd, 2020, 10:05 am

Looking like you will be cooking soon....



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 2nd, 2020, 11:56 am

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Looking like you will be cooking soon....
I sure hope so!!!! :grillin:



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Post by Cole Leffert » November 3rd, 2020, 9:46 pm

Looks like I will be working in the dark after this time change.
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Dargo » November 3rd, 2020, 9:52 pm

Cole Leffert wrote:Looks like I will be working in the dark after this time change.
Glad you have lights.

What is that smaller area in the main grill area? Is that a smaller grill?


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Post by dacolson » November 3rd, 2020, 9:55 pm

Are you building castle crenellations and murder holes up there Cole? Love it. Gotta keep the snitchers away from the que before it’s done!


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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 3rd, 2020, 9:59 pm

Dargo wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 9:52 pm
Cole Leffert wrote:Looks like I will be working in the dark after this time change.
Glad you have lights.

What is that smaller area in the main grill area? Is that a smaller grill?


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I made a temporary area to grill until I get the rest of it finished! :biggrillin: I didn't want to wait till it was done!! :D



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Dargo » November 3rd, 2020, 10:00 pm

Cole Leffert wrote:
Dargo wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 9:52 pm
Cole Leffert wrote:Looks like I will be working in the dark after this time change.
Glad you have lights.

What is that smaller area in the main grill area? Is that a smaller grill?


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I made a temporary area to grill until I get the rest of it finished! :biggrillin: I didn't want to wait till it was done!! :D
Hahahaha. Nice. Did you use it already then?


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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 3rd, 2020, 10:29 pm

Dargo wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 10:00 pm
Cole Leffert wrote:
Dargo wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 9:52 pm

Glad you have lights.

What is that smaller area in the main grill area? Is that a smaller grill?


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I made a temporary area to grill until I get the rest of it finished! :biggrillin: I didn't want to wait till it was done!! :D
Hahahaha. Nice. Did you use it already then?


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Not yet but it is ready to go!



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Dirtytires » November 4th, 2020, 10:19 am

Too fun....a grill in a grill!



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by EverydayDiesel » November 9th, 2020, 12:20 am

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This may help with my explanation in above post.
What software is this?
https://smokerbuilder.com/forums/viewto ... 75#p115688



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 9th, 2020, 8:15 am

EverydayDiesel wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 12:20 am
Cole Leffert wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 4:01 pm
This may help with my explanation in above post.
What software is this?
https://smokerbuilder.com/forums/viewto ... 75#p115688
This CAD software is Siemens NX 1872 (Also known as Unigraphics).



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 11th, 2020, 10:15 pm

I got the ceiling fabricated. It is now ready to pour concrete.
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by dacolson » November 11th, 2020, 10:20 pm

That looks so good man. The brick work is fantastic. The stacks are turning out great.


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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Big T » November 11th, 2020, 10:40 pm

:yth: Very nice work!


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Post by Cole Leffert » November 11th, 2020, 10:50 pm

Thanks Dave and Big T!! I can't wait to see some smoke rolling out of those stacks!!!



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Dirtytires » November 12th, 2020, 11:05 am

I see no reason why that won’t work...looks good.



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 12th, 2020, 11:38 am

Dirtytires wrote:
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I see no reason why that won’t work...looks good.
Thanks Dirtytires!



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 14th, 2020, 10:34 am

I got the concrete poured! Now I need to brick over that and the brick work will be done!!!
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