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solanabeacher
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12 10 9:09 pm    Post subject: My new pit (pic heavy) Reply with quote









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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12 10 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im digging this build. That setup is Perfect! Excellent job. Cant wait to see pix of the smoke rollin'...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12 10 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solanabeacher...
very nice rig brudder mann.. Keep pics coming. Nice job.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks nice
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude!!!! That is great...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your new pit build is lookin' mighty fine solanabeacher!
Man that bad boy is gonna cook up some tasty smoked meats Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good solanabeacher. I'm curious on what your temp spread will be. Light "r" up!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good. cant wait to see it done
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it wil be one Qing machine,good luck...........
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the firebox big enough? Are you going to use the vertical as a warming box only or plan on cookng also?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking rig
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodreaux BBQ wrote:
is the firebox big enough? Are you going to use the vertical as a warming box only or plan on cookng also?


I'm hoping to use the verticle to cook as well. I'll post results of my test run on it tonight when I season it. Fireboxe is 24" X 24" and I have no idea if it is big enough. I hope so, I have a 160 ppl catered event this Friday!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know nothing about running an offset smoker, but it does kind of look like the firebox was designed with the size of the horizontal cooking chamber in mind, but NOT the added size of your oversize vertical cooking chamber as well.

It's a great looking smoker. But you might not be able to get the fire hot enough to heat the entire cubic inches of space you've got.

I guess you could build a fire in the cook chamber and use the vertical box for all your smoking? Experts? Wink


Based on some other threads I've read, I think you're going to have a very long Friday... Shocked Shocked But of course I really hope it all turns out well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13 10 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can burn a pretty good size log (12" X 24") in that fire box and the dampner will raise to over 1/2 way up the end of the firebox. This along with the 6" exhaust should provide PLENTY of flow, it's just a matter of how much of a difference I'll have from the firebox end in the horizontal to the top shelf of the verticle. 50 degrees would be acceptable, I don't know until tonight when I fire it up. I do agree it will be a long Friday. I'm starting my cook around 6:00pm Thursday. That gives me 15-16 hours to get the meat made. 120 lbs of butts, 120 lbs of brisket. Git some!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14 10 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

solanabeacher, Very nice work my man Very Happy I like the add on it looks very well balanced. You should be able to hold a lot of Que in that bad boy. Nicely done my man. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14 10 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks K.A.M. I was hoping for your approval. I am cooking 250 lbs of pork and brisket in her starting tonight. I'll be sure to post pics.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14 10 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solanabeacher, that is a whole lot of pork Very Happy Good Luck on your cook and your Gig, and I will be looking for some updates Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14 10 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very well done my man! Please let us know what the horz. to vert. temp swing is. Post pics of the cook.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14 10 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my dry run last night, the end towards the firebox read 250, over to 240 at the other end of the horz. The verticle was holding 240 on the bottom, and 250 on the top. Give or take a few degrees. Temp was around 28 degrees outside, no wind, and I had a mix of briquettes and firewood.

I'm sure it will work much differently tonight when I load 120 lbs of butts and 120 lbs of brisket into it.

I'll be sure to keep ya'll update.

Wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14 10 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those temperature numbers sound super, solanabeacher! Kinda amazing, actually, to get such even heat on your first trial run! Very cool - I think you have a winning rig on your hands! Very Happy

Looking forward to seeing some product come rolling out soon!

Cheers!
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