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Txdougman
09-18-2006, 10:35 AM
I stumbled across this site and signed up. Its Great!
Here is the pic of my just finished project. It took 4 weeks and a lot of sweat and ,of course, lots of beer too. 980 lbs! Yikes! What do y'all think?:roll:

bbqjoe
09-18-2006, 10:39 AM
Great looking unit!
Now head on over to cattle call and introduce yourself!

Arlin_MacRae
09-18-2006, 11:23 AM
Holy chit! Stepladder mod! And you built that yourself? GREAT looking unit.

Grumpy's Q
09-18-2006, 11:28 AM
A tall step ladder.

parrothead
09-18-2006, 11:41 AM
Looks excellent!

Bigmista
09-18-2006, 11:44 AM
Not sure if that works. We'll have racer come over and help you test it out. He's right in your neighborhood! :lol:

SinginBob
09-18-2006, 11:46 AM
How tall are you? Excellent rig!!

BrooklynQ
09-18-2006, 11:46 AM
Looks great - but I sure as hell wouldn't want to move it.

VitaminQ
09-18-2006, 11:54 AM
That thing's a monster- but looks fantastic! Nice work!

Ron_L
09-18-2006, 12:16 PM
Welcome to the asylum!

Nice pit! Are you Wilt Chamberlain re-incarnated?

BTW, the dog doesn't look to sure about the pit. :-D

Another BTW... I'm going to move this to Cattle Call since it's really your introduction to the gang.

Harbormaster
09-18-2006, 12:30 PM
Fer cryin' out loud! That firebox must seperate from the cooking unit so it can be moved, right?
And how much re-rod is in that concrete pad to support such a behemoth.
BTW, I like the looks of it so much, I'm saving the pic for ideas when I build my own. But at 5'8", I'd need a spral staircase to put meat in this one.

Txdougman
09-18-2006, 12:42 PM
Ok, I aint a giant but the top has 4 rods for hangin sausage. We are going to start making & smoking our own deer links. Its 7' to the top rodrack. I'll take some inside pics w/ doors open and update post. Now I need some help in how to season it. Bring on the suggestions, I'd hate to mess it up at the start.

frognot
09-18-2006, 12:45 PM
Welcome aboard! Hoss, you gonna fit right in. Awesome smoker!

backyardchef
09-18-2006, 01:01 PM
Welcome aboard! Rub it down inside w/ bacon grease or lard....light a nice, small hot fire and let it rip for as many hours as you can-- try to let smoke and not get a totally clean fire....

I have to admit that when I seasoned my new cooker, I just got one of those pump sprayers from the gardening department and used it to spray vegetable oil all over the inside and then lit the fire....I like the way bacon smells better........

Sledneck
09-18-2006, 03:00 PM
welcome

PimpSmoke
09-18-2006, 03:30 PM
Holy cow!!!

How's Bill gonna get on top of that one??:biggrin:

Oh, and Welcome to the misfit lounge

offa1a
09-18-2006, 04:17 PM
Is there a TV room in that thing?

Pig Up & Go
09-18-2006, 05:41 PM
Thats an unusual one for sure. Whats the door at the bottom of the vertical for, extra charcoal ??

What about the bar at the top of the vertical on the LH side (chin-ups).

Cool Beans man, would like to see it loaded and smokin, cause its great to see something different than the norm.. :lol::lol:

Solidkick
09-18-2006, 06:12 PM
I'm 5'5"....can I get one with an elevator??

Nice pit, and Welcome Brother!

BBQ_MAFIA
09-18-2006, 07:47 PM
Mission control we have a smoker.

Welcome aboard...........great looking rig.

Hawgsnheifers
09-18-2006, 07:57 PM
Welcome aboard. You probably should get some rotating strobes so small planes won't run into it when it get's foggy out.

FatDad
09-18-2006, 07:59 PM
Holy Fark !!
What a cooker you got there !!!
Welcom Aboard !

Westexbbq
09-18-2006, 08:10 PM
It's a Texas 'thang, y'all know things are bigger in the Lone Star State!
Pretty impressive, nice goin'.

we'll smoke u
09-18-2006, 09:10 PM
Pretty cool pit

MilitantSquatter
09-18-2006, 09:23 PM
Nice to have ya here....

I'm with Mr. Kick... I'm 5'6" (on a good day) so, hangin deer sausage would we out for me unless you used the scrap metal to build a little step stool..

Looks great though... use it well & post pics of the finished meats often !

Davewey
09-18-2006, 10:42 PM
outstanding!!!

Txdougman
09-19-2006, 07:49 AM
Fired it up last night at 7:30...works great...tossed another load of pecan wood on this morning at 5:30 am, during my morning coffee. Can't smell the smoke here at work, though.Hehehe...I'm gettn there.:lol:

Neil
09-19-2006, 08:00 AM
Very unique and cool looking rig you got there.

Pig Headed
09-19-2006, 02:31 PM
Love it!! Welcome to the site!

bob n humble
09-19-2006, 09:58 PM
Looks like it will work just fine. Are you just going to use it for sausage?
And glad yopu found the site.
Bob

Norcoredneck
09-20-2006, 04:04 AM
Thank god for good old american steel, welding rods, and beer!
Welcome aboard.

Txdougman
09-20-2006, 09:16 AM
Well y'all, after a non stop slow smoke at 110 degrees for 24 hrs I'm gettn there. Tossed on some more wood (but not a big bunch) last night and got the temp up to 190,so I think is gonna work. Ok, this is the scoop. The 2 sections are flanged in the middle, just so we could get them into the backyard. The T handle up high on the vertical section is to tilt it and roll it, kinda like using a dolly. The top 3 racks have removeable rods for doing links (deer) and we added a piece of grating on top of the rods, cause we had it, and in case we feel like loadn it up with meat. The bottom rack is fixed 1" rod w/grating and small expanded metal as well. The bottom door is just for cleaning access, or in case we wanted to add a htr and/or water bowl. I forgot to mention, Total out of pocket cost, including patio stone (3 more needed,though) was $280, not including the price of the beer, and the residuals I'll be oweing my hunting bud for a while for helping me with all the welding and cuttn sweatin, etc.:lol: