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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07 12 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, awesome finish to a fine build. Very Happy The pic of the ribs and Butt look mighty tasty you will get her figured out those were not ideal conditions to learn her on you looked cold in the pic Brrrrrrrrrr.
Nicely done my man. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08 12 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always nice to see the first cook after a great build!! Great job on both!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08 12 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, your build turned out awesome man and the first cook looks like a success as well. Very nice work! Congrats on a job well done...so...whats next?!? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08 12 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac,
Your first cook looks real good bro! Wink
I run into that rib bone thing every once in a while too...
have always wondered what causes it to not pull back. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11 12 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. Thankyou.....you helped it come out the way it did ...that being said .. THANKYOU! It was cold....and the Butt tasted spot on ....ribs on the other hand Embarassed

I hope cook 2 ribs come to my liking....and outside temp is a little better..

swp5767 thanks on both accounts.

TrailerBuilder. Thanks much.....still have to dial her in but very happy with outcome...as to whats next....disco is 99% done should be seasoning today in the snow Very Happy Very Happy ...then a 18" ss uds or pds...which ever turns up...


chuckied Thanks man...blame it on the meat Wink Wink Thanks for the pm the other night. I'm still on the gathering stage of the pizza oven. came up with an idea ...may look at not useing firebrick for the floor of the oven just firebox....
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11 12 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet rig Maniac. The rivet / auger theme is wayy cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11 12 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking smoker. Absolutely love the personal touches and the imagination that went into it. If it cooks as well as it looks you can brag to the ends of the earth. Or there abouts.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12 12 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the smoker Maniac - the legs make me as dizzy as your avatar ....lol - great job!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou Wreckless....i'm working on a pic to tell the dates of items used on rig....riveted tank is from late 50's..58 or 59 i think.


Greensmoker....It runs very nice....just needs to be in the hands of a better cook than i am Embarassed but i am trying.


Mr Tony thanks a bunch....i'm watching yours just incase they ask me to build one for my brothers club....remember to take good notes....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01 12 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dates of materials used.....approximate


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PostPosted: Sat May 05 12 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doing a cook for my wifes birthday today....first warm day i used the smoker....not 30 and snowing Laughing any way it seems to have a 25 to 30 degree diff left to right. hot spot is right at the fire box side of the rf plate. should i mod or just use it . I know "learn" your pit is the saying but not being a good cook makes it hard to know where to shuffle things. Embarassed A good cook would throw this here that there ect. I guess i'll wait for the summery of input. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 05 12 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pens on what you want to eat, but for example: Chicken near the hot spot & ribs in the lower temp areas

That's a wild lookin' cooker, Tremendous job on all aspects !!!!

Esp. leaving the giant rivets intact & the tail lites.... Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 06 12 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, the temp. difference may work well for you, depending on how much your cooking at one time.
If you run the firebox end around 250 you could use the other side for beans or other sides or just for warming.
As 1buckie said a hotter area would be good for chicken.

I'd leave it alone and try different cooking methods before ripping into it to modify anything. BWTFDIK. Shocked


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PostPosted: Sun May 06 12 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, no mods necessary. give yourself a good hour to fire her up and have the cooker stable. Then have four oven grate therms ready and place them on the upper and lower grates spaced apart. After about 30 min. do this.
1.) Look at the coal base and make a note of its size.

2.) Make a note of the temp on the door and write it down.

3.) Open the door and make notes of what the temps are on your grate therms.

You now have a really good idea of what your capable of in any area of the cooker.
I hope this helps. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 07 12 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1buckie
thanks for the thumbs up on the smoker. I did think of chicken on the hot side...seems i'm going to have to learn HOW and what to cook if i'm going to use this Embarassed

GF you already know what my prob is......seems like i'm just in for a long learning curve on cooking.

k.a.m. Thanks. I feel like a news reporter Confused i've been logging every thing in a book till i get use to the smoker...and how to cook. i only have 1 rack.....but may install another one when i get better at the cooking side....I think it like water skiing practice before you go bare foot Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09 12 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that cooking vessel! Great job. where did you find that tank?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14 12 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdesmond6275 wrote:
Love that cooking vessel! Great job. where did you find that tank?
THANK YOU it was an air compressor tank in a prison boiler room i rebuilt, was like brand new in side Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24 12 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where did you gather all them parts for the tank
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24 12 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tfdchief27 I've been gathering parts for several years....not for a smoker...just gathering. went to a comp. and saw a few nice smokers there. My wife asked me to build one so i went and found most of the parts you see in the smoker in my collection. tank was talked about a few time the handle for the fire box was a brass window handle. worms were from a coal system. thanks for looking.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25 12 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what did you make the grates out of.
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