First offset smoker build

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First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 22nd, 2022, 4:09 pm

I started my first build today. It will be 28”x48” open design offset with a square fire box. Is it best practice to use Photobucket to post pics or is it okay to upload straight from my phone?



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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 22nd, 2022, 6:51 pm

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I used an old serpentine belt and some magnets for a guide
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Big T » July 22nd, 2022, 10:53 pm

I would load them straight from your phone to the forum, I use the tapatalk app. There are a lot of older build threads that don't have any pictures with them because of something that changed with photobucket.
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » July 23rd, 2022, 9:22 am

Great idea on using the belt a a guide....I may need to remember that.



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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 23rd, 2022, 3:19 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
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Great idea on using the belt a a guide....I may need to remember that.
I don’t have the patent on it yet so go ahead 😂


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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 24th, 2022, 10:51 am

Got one end closed up. I had to make a circle cutting tool for my plasma cutter because my hands are not very steady
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 24th, 2022, 10:59 am

I also got some stainless screen to use for cooking.
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by SeenRed » July 24th, 2022, 2:19 pm

Eric_Tuell wrote:
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I used an old serpentine belt and some magnets for a guide
Good idea! I bought a cheap 4' ruler/straight edge at Harbor Freight, and put a round bend in it to use as a cutting guide on my tank (stole the idea from one of Frank's YT videos). Worked pretty good, but your idea sounds simpler.

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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 29th, 2022, 7:50 pm

I got the door laid out and the collector hole cut this evening
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by ThinBlue » July 29th, 2022, 8:39 pm

It's taking shape. Looks good.

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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » July 30th, 2022, 4:23 am

Thanks, I am going to start making some of the small parts while I wait on the steel for the fire box.


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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » August 6th, 2022, 1:47 pm

I still don’t have the steel I need to build the fire box :hissy: so I built the cooking grate. I guess tomorrow I’ll start cutting out all the small parts and get them cleaned up, just so I can keep moving forward
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Big T » August 6th, 2022, 11:17 pm

It's all the small things that seem to take the most time so if you get a lot of them done now, you'll be ahead in the long run.
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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by Eric_Tuell » August 7th, 2022, 4:13 pm

Big T wrote:
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It's all the small things that seem to take the most time so if you get a lot of them done now, you'll be ahead in the long run.
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Thanks Big T. I scored a stainless restaurant prep table today that I’ll cut down for a shelf on the front


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Re: First offset smoker build

Post by ThinBlue » August 7th, 2022, 8:54 pm

Big T wrote:It's all the small things that seem to take the most time so if you get a lot of them done now, you'll be ahead in the long run.
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This is so true. Being someone who had never done a build before, it's been a little eye opening how long some of the little stuff ends up taking when you add it all together or when you need to make another ace hardware or junk yard scavenger hunt run.

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