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Bobco785
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11 13 11:02 am    Post subject: First time posting Reply with quote

Not sure if im in the right place but i have been reading this forum for a long time and have learned alot from most of the guys here. Once im sure im in the right place i will show a cooker im in the process of finishing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11 13 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785, you're in the right place. Wink

Just make sure your pics. are 650 or smaller on the longest side, or they'll get turned to links.

Looking forward to seeing them.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got my pics resized but not sure how to post them , need some help
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome, I used photobucket and made a album if that helps, good luck with the build and i look forward to watching your progress.

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Bobco785
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well trying to share some photo hope it works. this is the start of the build
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more pic. this is the size of my smoker
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry about that....the last pic was a little out of order that is the trailer the smoker will be sitting on Here is a pic of the size of the smoker

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is the backside (the FB side) the Fb is a little over kill but oh well better to large then to small....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


another pic
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12 13 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the ring Bobco785, looking forward to seeing some pics of your cooks and following your cooker project. Smile
Very nice work so far on your cooker I like it. Very Happy
There was a member several years ago that built a cooker with a similar design as yours I will be watching for more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13 13 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you Kevin ..I have learned alot from you on here over the years. Yesterday i did a test cook on it Just seasoning in the grates and stuff i was very pleased with the was the temp was holding very even across the cooker in the 6 places i was watching the temp not one of them was more then 10 or so degrees apart at any given time even when it ran away with itself....oh well live and learn more pics of the build are coming
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13 13 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has 3 doors two barn doors and one swing up door the bottom grate is big enough for a whole hog the biggest grate measure 35 x 60 any comments are welcome
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13 13 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found yesterday the fire box is a overkill
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13 13 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785 wrote:
i found yesterday the fire box is a overkill

One of the biggest problems with a grossly over sized firebox is training yourself to only build a fire big enough for the cooker. Once you do this you can cook comfortably on the cooker. Your current set up probably will work well with a small coal base positioned in the center of the firebox rather than one end or the other.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13 13 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your so right about training myself. here is two pics of my fire yesterday there is a learning curve no matter what we do..lol




my cooker is 5 ft long and has almost 60 sq ft of cooking grates
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13 13 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785, the first thing I notice in the fire pic is lack of coals just wood burning that type of fire is very hard to keep consistent when cooking.
The coal grate looks like a very wide space and will allow your hot coals to fall into the ash, this will cause you to burn more fuel because you are having to re-load more often. I would close the gap or lay a piece of #9 expanded on the grate.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14 13 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your right again....i need the spacing closer together something that will be taken care of one good thing about metal....any screw up can be fixxed..
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14 13 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pics of my meat grates..the first pic the spacing are close i hope good for ribs the 2nd pic the top middle rack close out and the top rack gets moved down make more spacing for butts

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