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First time smoker build

Post by big.mikey.01. » September 9th, 2020, 5:51 pm

Hey guys... about to get things going on my first smoker build... just wondering if some of you experienced guys could give me a idea if I'm headed in the right direction...I know I don't have all the info but this is just my starting point... thanks in advance...
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Re: First time smoker build

Post by Big T » September 9th, 2020, 8:43 pm

Welcome aboard!! Your sketch looks like you've got it laid out like you want it but I can't see the whole spec sheet so I don't know if you have the correct dimensions. It looks like your fire box is undersized but I don't know by how much.


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Post by big.mikey.01. » September 9th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Is this better or are you needing some other information? Thanks for the reply!
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Post by Big T » September 10th, 2020, 7:18 pm

Yes sir that's what we needed! Everything looks good to me unless I overlooked something. Remember to leave a grease dam at the throat so that the grease doesn't run back through the throat and into the fire box.


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Re: First time smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » September 11th, 2020, 9:46 am

This gets mentioned all the time but I might suggest you split your one 45 sq inch intake into two 22.5 sq inch intakes and cut one into each side. The two vents help in cases where the wind is blowing directly into your firebox and messing up the temps. You can then close off one and rely on the other.

My guess is you are planning one big vent in the door tho, which is ok too.



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Re: First time smoker build

Post by big.mikey.01. » September 18th, 2021, 11:22 am

I completely forgot to post my final product...I lost my little brother at the age of 33 last year in June of 2020... the night he passed away... we spent hours discussing this build... and the things he wanted to do... so that my pit gave me a great experience... my old pit was garbage... he wasn't a cook or anything but he liked my BBQ... he was a welder and wanted to build me a good pit... so in his memory...his best friend helped me with this build... using my brothers welder and that is my brothers trailer... it may not be the best... but it sure means a lot to me...I hope you guys enjoy it...
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Post by Pete Mazz » September 19th, 2021, 3:20 am

Nice tribute!


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Post by Dirtytires » September 19th, 2021, 10:50 am

Looks like it turned out really nice. Good work on a life-long memory.



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Post by Big T » September 20th, 2021, 7:12 pm

It turned out great and the food looks awesome too!!


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Re: First time smoker build

Post by dacolson » September 20th, 2021, 7:19 pm

Love it. That turned out really great. Looks like it cooks great too


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