FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Take it easy on me, my first build update 9/8 first cook!
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Smoke Ring Forum Index -> Cookers
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BabyHuey
BBQ Fan


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 269
Location: Lake Barkley, Ky

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14 08 11:20 pm    Post subject: Take it easy on me, my first build update 9/8 first cook! Reply with quote

My wife calls this project pit Grill. She thinks I am obsessed. I guess because while on vacation last week I kept talking about it. But now we are back from vacation and as promised I am going to attempt to post picture of my progress. Thanks to this site for all the ideas and knowledge. It isn't done, and since we have a very busy schedule ahead I am not sure when I will get back to it. But, I hope to be cooking labor day weekend on it.

All the parts:

The Trailer Build:

Mounting Tank:

The Nut Building It:

Insulating Firebox:




Insulating Vertical Cabinet:

Cutout Pig for handle:


Vertical Cooking Chamber:

More to come
_________________
God Bless the "Q" and the People who eat it.... Amen!

Link to my pit build slideshow:

http://s333.photobucket.com/albums/m398/LilBabyHuey/?action=view¤t=4675c7d7.pbw


Last edited by BabyHuey on Tue Sep 09 08 9:37 am; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BabyHuey
BBQ Fan


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 269
Location: Lake Barkley, Ky

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14 08 11:35 pm    Post subject: More..... Reply with quote

Here is a picture of the scared Pig I cut out and welded to a hatchet handle. I originally bought some hatchets for handles, but didn't really care for them on this pit. The pig is supposed to look scared:


Fitting the deflector plate for the tuning plates I will be adding:



This is the overall, what I have so far:


_________________
God Bless the "Q" and the People who eat it.... Amen!

Link to my pit build slideshow:

http://s333.photobucket.com/albums/m398/LilBabyHuey/?action=view¤t=4675c7d7.pbw
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mds2
BBQ Super Pro


Joined: 10 Mar 2005
Posts: 1366
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it easy on you??? Jesus, man, that things looks awesome. Great job!
_________________


The Saucy Lads BBQ Team
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BBQMAN
BBQ Super All Star


Joined: 13 Jun 2005
Posts: 15474
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great to me too!

Nice skills! Cool
_________________
BBQMAN
"I Turned A Hobby Into A Business".
Providing "IMHO" Since 2005.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BabyHuey
BBQ Fan


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 269
Location: Lake Barkley, Ky

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mds2 wrote:
Take it easy on you??? Jesus, man, that things looks awesome. Great job!


Thanks for the comment! I have aquired a tremendous amount of respect for the opinions and facts on this site. Also, the pit builders out there. This has been a fun build! I have learned a bunch, and still have a long way to go.
_________________
God Bless the "Q" and the People who eat it.... Amen!

Link to my pit build slideshow:

http://s333.photobucket.com/albums/m398/LilBabyHuey/?action=view¤t=4675c7d7.pbw
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tom C
BBQ Super Pro


Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 1851
Location: N. California

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude! That is one serious build you've got going on there. Very cool! Cool
I really like the the little pigs for the handles! The whole project looks likea a pro job!
_________________
Homemade offset smoker 24"x48"
Charbroil CB900 grill
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jeff_From_VA
BBQ Pro


Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 720

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work!!! Looks like it will be a great pit!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Haaseman
BBQ Super Fan


Joined: 27 Jun 2008
Posts: 475
Location: Granite Falls, Wa.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice! I think I got a little woody.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cranky Buzzard
BBQ Super Pro


Joined: 13 May 2008
Posts: 2385
Location: Plano, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent looking pit thus far!

First build huh? Looks like you live by my grandaddy's old saying:

"If yer gonna be a bear, ya might as well be a gizzly"!

Look forward to the first cook pics!

CB
_________________
Cranky Buzzard BBQ FB Group
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BZArcher
BBQ Fan


Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 219
Location: Columbus, OH

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful!

Are you planning to paint it, or just go with the steel look?
_________________
Weber 22" Kettle
Double Drum Smoker - Jolly Green Giant
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BabyHuey
BBQ Fan


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 269
Location: Lake Barkley, Ky

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BZArcher wrote:
Beautiful!

Are you planning to paint it, or just go with the steel look?


Yes, I plan to paint it. I still have the exhaust, cooking grates, firebox basket, tuning plates, and a propane burner for a stock pot that I want to add. Also, I still have a lot of work to do to the trailer (wood storage, cooler storage).
_________________
God Bless the "Q" and the People who eat it.... Amen!

Link to my pit build slideshow:

http://s333.photobucket.com/albums/m398/LilBabyHuey/?action=view¤t=4675c7d7.pbw
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gpalasz
BBQ Super Fan


Joined: 16 Mar 2007
Posts: 466
Location: Moore, Oklahoma

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, looks top notch! cant wait to see it finished and painted.
_________________
Team Diamondback Q
Stumps SW223
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wileycoyote
Newbie


Joined: 30 Apr 2008
Posts: 30
Location: MN

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome I love to see the pics of progress on these sweet projects.....Envy comes to mind heh I need a nice organized workspace like urs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tnbarbq
BBQ Pro


Joined: 12 May 2008
Posts: 739
Location: West TN/KY Lake

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is your first build, then you're a natural! Love the pig handles. Nice touch. Keep us updated.
_________________
Scooter
Large BGE
Char-Broil American Gourmet
Brinkman Bullet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BabyHuey
BBQ Fan


Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 269
Location: Lake Barkley, Ky

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 4:45 am    Post subject: need help with exhaust Reply with quote

Thank you all for the kind comments! I should clarify that this is my 1st PIT build. My step Dad had a welding shop when I was a kid, so metal fab is not new to me. There is a huge difference between a fabricator and a pit builder though. A pit builder is something I want to be Wink

Everything I learned about pit building was from lurking on this site. I studied for several months before making my drawings and diving in.

I am stumped though on my exhaust. My dad ran accross a new 5" chrome stack that is 40" long. The tip was bent slightly so I was able to pick it up for $40 bucks. Should I cut it in half and have 2 20" stacks with dampers?

I have (3) 2-3/4" square openings going into the vertical chamber, I am thinking with (2) 5" pipes 20" long I will have a bottle neck there. Any comments will be appreciated.
_________________
God Bless the "Q" and the People who eat it.... Amen!

Link to my pit build slideshow:

http://s333.photobucket.com/albums/m398/LilBabyHuey/?action=view¤t=4675c7d7.pbw
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
havasteve
BBQ Fan


Joined: 09 Sep 2006
Posts: 198
Location: Lake Havasu, Az

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Looks like you did your homework.

Can't wait to see some smoke coming out of it.

That is beautiful, and the scared pig looks perfect.

Cangrats
_________________
My Patio Cooking Area Website http://www.arizonapitandgrill.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
JamesB
BBQ Super Pro


Joined: 19 Oct 2005
Posts: 2406
Location: Irving, Tx

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pit!
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CrucesSmoker



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 21
Location: Las Cruces, NM

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez, what a totally terrible build for a first timer... coming from a never-builder Wink

Very nice work, Sir!
_________________
GF223 Thanks To Danny Gaulden
Brinkmann Cimarron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
porksmoker



Joined: 13 Jul 2008
Posts: 18
Location: Hopkinsville Ky.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow nice pit!!! your close enough for me to come borrow it. Just kiddin lol.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jeff_From_VA
BBQ Pro


Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 720

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 08 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: need help with exhaust Reply with quote

BabyHuey wrote:
Thank you all for the kind comments! I should clarify that this is my 1st PIT build. My step Dad had a welding shop when I was a kid, so metal fab is not new to me. There is a huge difference between a fabricator and a pit builder though. A pit builder is something I want to be Wink

Everything I learned about pit building was from lurking on this site. I studied for several months before making my drawings and diving in.

I am stumped though on my exhaust. My dad ran accross a new 5" chrome stack that is 40" long. The tip was bent slightly so I was able to pick it up for $40 bucks. Should I cut it in half and have 2 20" stacks with dampers?

I have (3) 2-3/4" square openings going into the vertical chamber, I am thinking with (2) 5" pipes 20" long I will have a bottle neck there. Any comments will be appreciated.


I am no expert, but I plan to use this calculator to determine my stack length. http://home.nik-martin.com/smoker/Default.aspx

I came across it somewhere on this forum.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Smoke Ring Forum Index -> Cookers All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group