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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » January 21st, 2016, 4:25 pm

Wow, that is one massive unit, well done dude! :LG:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Pete Mazz » January 21st, 2016, 5:05 pm

Looks kinda small.... :kewl: :kewl: :kewl: :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 21st, 2016, 5:20 pm

Sweet rig, I don't think that Chevy will make the smoker rust. LOL just kidding! Nice, the cover some wood storage and paint and this baby is all done.


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Big T » January 21st, 2016, 8:40 pm

:beer: :beer: looks great! That's a neat set up on the grill, I don't think I've ever seen a reverse Santa Maria grill.


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Post by forty_creek » January 22nd, 2016, 11:51 am

Thanks fellas. I've ordered 2- 4 gallon stainless steel fish fryers to mount on it. Building and adding a storage box. Allowing room for coolers. Working on wood rack now!!! I think the Chevy is gonna do just fine!!! Hehee. I knew that was coming...RC


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Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » January 23rd, 2016, 8:43 am

You know I had to. You may not know but we're going to have a gathering in north east in April, you could bring this bad boy up there and everyone else could leave theirs at home.


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Post by forty_creek » January 29th, 2016, 6:04 pm

Finally just needs paint and a cover. Cover might wait a week or so... We annually tailgate for Mardi Gras parades. So her first time in public might be bare metal. This project started 1/12/15! It would not have happened without many of you here. You know who you are. I hate to mention names because I know I will leave someone out. I can't say thank you enough for SMOKERBUILDERS!!!
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Post by Rodcrafter » January 29th, 2016, 7:52 pm

One sweet rig!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Big T » January 30th, 2016, 12:08 am

Strong work FC !!! :kewl:


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:LG:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Pete Mazz » January 30th, 2016, 4:39 am

Congrats! Be proud of that setup.


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Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » February 7th, 2016, 11:47 pm

Well had a successful burnout (Wed) and seasoned (Thur)...first cook was yesterday Saturday. I loaded both racks in the main CC.
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I was very pleased with the efficiency of wood needed to maintain temps. Once the pit reached my desired temp (250*) a split or two every hour-90 mins was all it took. WC worked perfect!
Definitely going to cover her like RC's plus add lights and a generator.
I've had a lot folks come talk to me about it whether in Academy parking lot or tailgating yesterday for Mardi Gras parade. I told them all you got to do is lookup SmokerBuilders.com and become a member. Just start soaking in the knowledge and experience. It's truly a smoker builder's dream come true.
All that ate the Q yester came back for seconds and thirds. I had 20#'s of wings, 20#'s of sausage, Brisket, Boudin, 2 beef roast, turkey legs and pulled pork. They consumed 2/3's of the food. Feed around 50 folks. Some kids ate more than the some adults.

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » February 8th, 2016, 12:30 am

Awesome work dude, very well done! :kewl:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

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Congrats! Nothing like having the first cook go well.


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 8th, 2016, 9:39 am

:beer: :LG: :beer:

That is so awesome FC. I want to know where to get some of that Boudin? I know you folks down there eat a lot of it.


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Post by forty_creek » February 8th, 2016, 7:09 pm

Thanks fellas.
Boudin is from local grocery store it's from south LA. I prefer the Richards brand (pronounced Reshards). Any boudin made in the Eunice, LA area is the best IMO. Like Opelousas, Sunset...


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Post by Weldun » February 8th, 2016, 7:46 pm

Nothing like a plan coming together, well done!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Big T » February 8th, 2016, 10:33 pm

:needfood: :needfood: Food looks great FC !!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by YTQBBQINC » February 10th, 2016, 11:57 am

There are no words to truly capture the depth of awesomeness that has been forged on that trailer! Seriously..."enter explicit biblical text of awe here". Food looks fantastic too! :beer: :beer: :beer:



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Post by forty_creek » February 10th, 2016, 9:20 pm

Thanks YTQ! Yours is gonna be full of awesomeness! My one piece of advice is if there is something you would like on the trailer/cooker take a step back and take the time to figure out how to make it happen. You've put a lot of work into your build in a short time. There's no doubt you have thought out your build for a while. I love a roto w/ racks!!!
I'm pretty proud of my build. I definitely have taken my time. Plan to start the cover soon. Get some lights, sound system and add additional storage space above my cooler storage area and wood rack. I'm keeping it mobile during the additions. Like RC told me you never are completely finished there's always something to add...
Thanks again for all of you guys compliments and help!


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Post by forty_creek » February 25th, 2016, 11:54 am

Made some progress on the framing for the cover. I few things weren't taken into account while building the trailer that caused for some re-engineering on the fly. Going to add some 1" tubing for runners to attach the cover to the roof and side panels.
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by mp4 » February 25th, 2016, 12:17 pm

Your gonna have to name this thing pretty quick.



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » February 25th, 2016, 11:00 pm

Sweet dude, nice work! :beer:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Pete Mazz » February 26th, 2016, 4:37 am

mp4 wrote:Your gonna have to name this thing pretty quick.
And get your own Zip Code!

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