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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Rodcrafter » January 15th, 2018, 2:06 pm

I wish I would have done some of the extras you did to that one. Well anyway this is what I did on mine. The cowboy cooker is on one center pin so I can turn the whole thing.

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Then the racks are on 1 pin on the side so they can swing side to side.

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I did the same on my disco so it can be used on the cowboy cooker or a gas burner. It requires anchor pins in the dirt to allow swinging the disco on and off the fire.

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It is a give and take though because to allow for the slack fit of the 1” pin in the pipe I tilted the pipe in some places and put a tightening bolt on others. But you can use these pics for ideas.


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Smokinnewby » January 15th, 2018, 10:46 pm

RC
You da man!! For your pin set up with the one inch pin what size pipe did you use?
You make it look so easy brother!!!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Smokinnewby » January 15th, 2018, 11:07 pm

Alrighty gents
This is what I came up with between Sunday and todayImage
I will admit I kinda cheated and used part of an engine stand. I modified an engine stand for my dad so he could attach a vw engine so he could rebuild it with out doing so much bending over. Anyhow I had the top portion of the original stand in my scrap pile and grabbed it after failing twice before.
I must say, it did the trick. The grate is level and very sturdy. It swivels very smoothly and will raise up another few inches if really needed. It’s predrilled to accept a pin to lock it in place as well.
I took an old plow disc and plugged the center hole and added some horseshoe handles. I got it all shined up and ready to season. I think to season it I will do it in my smoker. Not exactly sure what to do with the cooking grate. Do I season or just let a good fire bake off the impurities?ImageImageImageImagenotice the garage floor is clean and everything is picked up (going for brownie points with the wife)ImageImageImagei decided to add a horseshoe to the bottom of the disc so it would be a little more stable while on the cooking grate.Image
All I have left to do is paint it and season and she will be ready to go.
I made the decision a few nights back to donate this cooker to the local 4H auction they are having in a few months. I hope it will be good enough to raise enough money to support the 4H club my kids are involved with. Wish me luck!!!!!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Big T » January 15th, 2018, 11:19 pm

I don't think you'll have any issues raising money if people realize what you've built. This thing is sweet!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Smokinnewby » January 15th, 2018, 11:25 pm

Thanks brother,
I went and purchased another propane tank today for the next build. I pick it up on Friday. I think I will build me another cowboy cooker similar to this one but a little larger. I am also looking to pick up a ring roller to make prettier rings. What can I say, I am addicted to smoker builders!!!!!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

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Smokinnewby wrote:I made the decision a few nights back to donate this cooker to the local 4H auction they are having in a few months. I hope it will be good enough to raise enough money to support the 4H club my kids are involved with. Wish me luck!!!!!
You sir are a kick ass human!!! Need more people like you around us.



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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Rodcrafter » January 16th, 2018, 7:51 am

That is awesome!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Frank_Cox » January 16th, 2018, 8:50 am

man I would be very proud of that build if I was you! Very unique!
I built one similar a few years ago with the swinging grate and disco... makes everyones head turn when they see it fired up! you're gonna love it!
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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Squiggle » January 18th, 2018, 1:36 am

Freakin awesome! That is all. :kewl:


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Smokinnewby » January 18th, 2018, 6:46 pm

Thanks a lot fellers. I sure do enjoy the support one get by being a part of the group.
I have one more mod to add to this cooker. Because it’s so heavy, and going to be auctioned off, I am going to add a clean out slider door to the bottom to make cleaning the ashes out easier. I will post a pic when I get it all fabbed up then season and paint.
I enjoyed doing this build and I want to build a few more like it. I do however want to improve it with better rings. I am looking to purchase a ring roller and looking for something affordable but not cheap that will jack up the pieces I am looking to roll. You fellas have any suggestions or words of wisdom for me?


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Frank_Cox » January 18th, 2018, 9:33 pm

we bought the 60" version from grizzly industrial a few years back. it is a 16 gauge roller but it does fine on 2" strap and stuff. also has slots for rolling 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" roundbar. was cheap at $700 ish


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Smokinnewby » January 20th, 2018, 6:57 pm

Thanks Frank I will check them out for sure!!!!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Smokinnewby » January 21st, 2018, 7:24 pm

Last burn before paint. I also want to burn off the grate of any oils or impurities. I plan to season the disco using the pit next weekend when I am smokin some ribs. ImageImage
I took a few more pics of the clean out door I cut into the bottom of the pit
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Like I said before, this was a really fun build for me. There are things I like about it and there are a few things I will change on the next one I build.
Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming project:
ImageImageImageImage it’s an 80 gallon tank that is airing at and will get washed out tomorrow.
I have had a few requests for cowboy cookers from a few people. These will be fun to do and give me some $$$ on the side.


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Frank_Cox » January 21st, 2018, 7:54 pm

heck yeah! that's awesome! :LG:


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Not much of qview but it was cooked on the cowboy cookerImageImageImage


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 21st, 2018, 8:59 pm

Boy, that's livin!

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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by ajfoxy » January 21st, 2018, 9:41 pm

Very nice indeed.


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Big T » January 21st, 2018, 10:15 pm

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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by YTQBBQINC » January 22nd, 2018, 11:02 am

That came out awesome!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by Rodcrafter » January 22nd, 2018, 6:06 pm

Oh yeah!!!


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by temurf » January 22nd, 2018, 6:30 pm

That is one sweet cooker. :kewl:


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Re: Cowboy cookin newby style

Post by The Czar » January 22nd, 2018, 9:28 pm

Sweet!!!


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