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  Topic: Smoker gauge problems
bbbrown

Replies: 5
Views: 1756

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Mar 17 10 7:21 am   Subject: Smoker gauge problems
Clean the ends of the probe. the buildup will effect the reading.

Bryan
  Topic: Improving offset smoker
bbbrown

Replies: 7
Views: 5671

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 31 09 7:21 am   Subject: Improving offset smoker
Tuning plates will not help much on a pit that small. A couple 8 inches wide, 1\4inch thick, right next to the firebox will push the heat a bit.
Try putting a water pan right next to the firebox.
Le ...
  Topic: New Smoker Underway..
bbbrown

Replies: 48
Views: 12060

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Jan 29 09 11:04 pm   Subject: New Smoker Underway..
Nice looking pit.
The only thing you didn't do was follow the best advice you got.
Bryan
  Topic: Door dimensions
bbbrown

Replies: 9
Views: 2905

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jan 04 09 1:13 am   Subject: Door dimensions
Guido,
I also put an upright on the cooker too. It works great for cooking extra or just holding what you have already cooked.

Bryan
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/02.jpg
  Topic: "Smokers of The Smokering"....updated 04/20/10
bbbrown

Replies: 79
Views: 162456

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Sat Jan 03 09 3:19 pm   Subject: "Smokers of The Smokering"....updated 04/20/10
Here's some of my pit building projects.

Bryan
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/156.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v ...
  Topic: Door dimensions
bbbrown

Replies: 9
Views: 2905

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 03 09 2:47 pm   Subject: Door dimensions
One more pic.
Pull out the rack and garnish for presentation.

Bryan

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/mom.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/pig.jpg
  Topic: Door dimensions
bbbrown

Replies: 9
Views: 2905

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 03 09 2:44 pm   Subject: Door dimensions
Here's a pic of the bottom slide out rack

Bryan

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/4adee471.jpg
  Topic: Door dimensions
bbbrown

Replies: 9
Views: 2905

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jan 03 09 2:42 pm   Subject: Door dimensions
Guido,

I have the same size pit.
I wanted to be able to do whole hogs in it. A single door is the way to go.
Yes, you do lose more heat when opening the door, but a pit that heavy will retain hea ...
  Topic: tuning plates
bbbrown

Replies: 10
Views: 3954

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Dec 29 08 4:29 am   Subject: tuning plates
I used a half moon baffle that I can adjust. I regulate the heat by the size of my fire. It ain't rocket science. Don't overthink it. I have posted more pics in another post.
Bryan
  Topic: Fire Box question?
bbbrown

Replies: 4
Views: 1969

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Dec 29 08 4:00 am   Subject: Fire Box question?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/199.jpg

There's lots of pics here.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/?albumview=slideshow



Bryan
  Topic: tuning plates
bbbrown

Replies: 10
Views: 3954

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Dec 29 08 3:49 am   Subject: tuning plates
Not familiar with Aliens ratio.
What opening are you asking about?

Bryan
  Topic: open pit
bbbrown

Replies: 2
Views: 2986

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 4:32 pm   Subject: open pit
Orion,
I have that book too. Best book you can get on Texas bbq that I know of. Used the book for a reference this fall when I was in Texas.
Efrain,
Get some concrete blocks and make yer own pit f ...
  Topic: New smoker build started Saturday(pics included)
bbbrown

Replies: 14
Views: 6537

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 4:21 pm   Subject: New smoker build started Saturday(pics included)
Make the exhaust bigger than you need. You can always make them smaller but you can't make them bigger once everything is made.Same with the air intake. Bring the exhaust down to the lowest cooking gr ...
  Topic: Starting the smoker/grill project
bbbrown

Replies: 1
Views: 1308

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 4:00 pm   Subject: Starting the smoker/grill project
This is what I did to get at the cooking grates. Put the cooker offset towards one side and use the other side of the trailer for storage. Made a shelf that protrudes out to the wheels and combined it ...
  Topic: 250 Gallon - Need help with design...
bbbrown

Replies: 6
Views: 5703

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 3:46 pm   Subject: 250 Gallon - Need help with design...
I'd go with the traditional offset with the firebox on one end. Let us know what you decide and take lots of pics.

Bryan

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/105.jpg
  Topic: Fire Box question?
bbbrown

Replies: 4
Views: 1969

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 3:34 pm   Subject: Fire Box question?
Here's a pic of my small offset. It's 24x54 with an upright. I always put a half moon hinged baffle plate between my fire box and cookin chamber to snuff out grease fires. It did happen once.
Sorry b ...
  Topic: Fire Box question?
bbbrown

Replies: 4
Views: 1969

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 3:22 pm   Subject: Fire Box question?
Exhaust goes down to the bottom cooking grate.

Bryan
  Topic: tuning plates
bbbrown

Replies: 10
Views: 3954

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 3:08 pm   Subject: tuning plates
Here's the finished product.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/116_1658.jpg
Bryan
  Topic: tuning plates
bbbrown

Replies: 10
Views: 3954

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Dec 28 08 3:04 pm   Subject: tuning plates
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/14.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/15.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bbbrown/13.jpg

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  Topic: Need Help
bbbrown

Replies: 6
Views: 1238

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 14 08 1:06 am   Subject: Need Help
15 hours is long enough in the brine.
Pull it out and rinse the bird real good. Pat dry and put in back in the fridge uncovered till your ready to cook it.
Let us know how it comes out and take some ...
 
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