"Q" Train

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Post by temurf » October 30th, 2016, 10:40 pm

I cut some circles out of 3/4 inch insulation foam and sandwiched it between some 1/4 inch plywood. I sanded it all down smooth and threw some paint on and now my "Q" Train has some wheels.
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They are riding on galvanized hat channel attched to oak ties screwed to the bottom frame.


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Post by Big T » October 30th, 2016, 11:39 pm

It turned out nice !! Now you need to fire it up and smoke up some Q !! :beer:


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Post by Squiggle » October 31st, 2016, 2:11 am

Looks awesome dude, love the wheels! :beer: :kewl:


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Post by Pete Mazz » October 31st, 2016, 2:47 am

Nice!!


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Post by temurf » October 31st, 2016, 12:23 pm

I want to appologize for not finnishing this post yesterday.:jocomp: :jocomp2: I had some issues with my laptop. Photobucket would not cooperate.

Looks like I'm back now so here goes:

I screwed some scraps of hat channel together and added more paint for the cowcatcher.
Big T wrote:It turned out nice !! Now you need to fire it up and smoke up some Q !! :beer:
Here are some pics of her in action at "Bliss, Brews and Cue". That was a KCBS sanctioned comp at Fort Bliss Texas on 10/07 & 10/08. Since that is about 3 miles from my backyard, I decided to enter the Backyard category.

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We fired her up around 10 PM.

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You might notice that I'm using a flame thrower to get her started.
I usually like to start a chimney of coal on a propane burner & then dump it in the fire basket and throw a log or 2 on top. But some idiot (me) forgot to bring the charcoal :oopssign: ,


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Post by temurf » October 31st, 2016, 1:00 pm

I am 100% pleased with her performance.

I put 2 briskets in the horizontal cooking chamber around 11PM. She purred along between 250 & 275 for the next 13 hours with only minimal adjustments to the air intake.

At around 6 AM I opened the damper between the horizontal and vertical chambers all the way. I closed the stack on the horizontal and opened the stack on the veritical. I opened the damper between the fire box and the vertical the way
Within 5 minutes, the vert was up to 275. The temp in the horizontal stayed steady throughout this process

I threw 6 slabs of ST. Louis cut Spares in the vert and kept the temp steady by adjusting the FB/Vert damper. Once I found the sweet spot, I didn't have to mess with that damper.
For the next six hours, all I had to do was add wood and tweak the air intake slightly.


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Re: "Q" Train

Post by Big T » October 31st, 2016, 1:09 pm

That's what we like to hear. Nothing better than building a smoker and it performing just like you expected it to.


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Post by temurf » October 31st, 2016, 1:19 pm

Looks like she's a keeper.

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I didn't get a whole lot of pics because things got really hectic as we got closer to turn in time.
This comp stuff is a lot of work for a team. I dont know how Solo does it, my hat is off to him.
I had my brother helping me and by the time it was all over, we were both wore plum out.


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Post by Big T » October 31st, 2016, 8:24 pm

There's definitely a lot of work going on at a competion cook.
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Re: "Q" Train

Post by Rodcrafter » November 1st, 2016, 6:30 am

Those briskets are making me hungry.


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Post by Squiggle » November 1st, 2016, 8:58 pm

Me too!! Awesome stuff dude. :kewl: :needfood:


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Post by temurf » November 1st, 2016, 9:40 pm

Big T wrote:There's definitely a lot of work going on at a competion cook.
You're right Big T it sure was a lot of work but also a lot of fun. We finished 13th in ribs and 14th in brisket out of 19 teams. No money but I accomplished my goal of not finishing dead ass last.


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