my first above ground pit smoker.

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my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by SMOKIN JAY » September 30th, 2012, 9:35 pm

Built this last year for our annual pig roast for the vol. fire dept.
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Post by Frank_Cox » September 30th, 2012, 9:49 pm

dang jay! That's a big ol' hog cooker! :LG: :beer:


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Post by gatewood iron » October 1st, 2012, 5:09 am

Stop giving me ideas. I have enough going on. Very cool



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Re: my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by Rodcrafter » October 1st, 2012, 6:33 am

:LG:

Wow I didn't realize how big those were until you mentioned it. That would hold half a sack in each one.

Cool, I guess HOT would be better said.


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Post by alleyrat58 » October 1st, 2012, 6:37 am

Cool build!

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Post by SoloQue » October 1st, 2012, 6:51 am

impressive!


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Post by The Czar » October 1st, 2012, 7:29 am

:beer: ....very very nice.... :bigfoot:


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Post by Frank_Cox » October 1st, 2012, 5:03 pm

:LG:
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Post by Smokeone » October 1st, 2012, 6:35 pm

:LG: that is one nice cooker!

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Re: my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by Tom_Heath » October 1st, 2012, 10:10 pm

Holy Hog snot, Now thats a cooker right there.

Damn man, if you would have made it just a little taller, then you could have just walked the pig right up on the shelf and started him cooking.

Its looking like you may cook for a few people at a time.

Nice work man.


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Post by SMOKIN JAY » October 1st, 2012, 10:20 pm

Thanks bro. Me and my buddys had a good time building it.
It can cook 150 lb hog and 7-10 butts all day long.. **==
Most the Volunteer Fire Dept. (BVFD) will stay up all night
drinking and smoking. :beer:


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Post by Smokeone » October 2nd, 2012, 5:41 pm

Gotta watch them firemen, when it comes to drinking and smoking! :beer:


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Re: my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by AR_Senior » October 25th, 2012, 8:37 am

It is totally awesome did you build the chimneys



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Re: my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by SMOKIN JAY » October 25th, 2012, 9:19 am

yes needed them to be big.


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Re: my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by jpstodwftexas » October 29th, 2012, 6:18 pm

Someday I want a Place where I can Build one..
Growing up I had an Uncle who was a bricklayer. Lived on Lake Texhoma. He built a pit that we could BBQ a whole cow on..Wasn't nothing for him to BBQ for 200-500 people on Memorial or Labor Day Week Ends. Where I learned to BBQ. Why I tend to Migrate to the Cooking Area. I always get invited to do the Cooking at Events.

Wondering why you did not do a Split Door to load food and or wood?

Did you Make the Shell or buy it?

Did you fill the Blocks with Sand to help insulated?
Did you pour a Pad ?
What kind of Footing did you use?


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Re: my first above ground pit smoker.

Post by SMOKIN JAY » October 29th, 2012, 9:39 pm

well you can open top door for the food and the side door for stoking wood.
the grates are stackable you can use 1 or booth depends on how much u need to cook
as for the shell its all mine iam a brick layer8x8x16 split face and its solid grouted with concrete
and rebar couldnt get 1/4" plate so i used 3/16" because everything was donated for the vol. fire dept.
i dug a 8" footer with concrete and rebar so it isnt going anywhere and then decided the natural ground inside was to shallow
so i dug down 12" and laid patio pavers down to give a solid floor so
it actually is 12" deeper that it looks.


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Post by jpstodwftexas » October 29th, 2012, 10:13 pm

SMOKIN JAY wrote:well you can open top door for the food and the side door for stoking wood.
the grates are stackable you can use 1 or booth depends on how much u need to cook
as for the shell its all mine iam a brick layer8x8x16 split face and its solid grouted with concrete
and rebar couldnt get 1/4" plate so i used 3/16" because everything was donated for the vol. fire dept.
i dug a 8" footer with concrete and rebar so it isnt going anywhere and then decided the natural ground inside was to shallow
so i dug down 12" and laid patio pavers down to give a solid floor so
it actually is 12" deeper that it looks.
It definitely will last a long time for sure
Fantastic job


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