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Thermal Mass 02-11-2013 09:08 AM

Recommendations Wanted, Brick Smoker Project.
 
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Hello fellow brethren!
Although it will be a few weeks before the freezing stops here in Wisconsin,
I am looking for suggestions on the completion of my brick smoker project.
Pizza oven is complete except the ascetic details and works awesome. Between the smoker will be a Tuscan style wood grill.
I have a game plan but am want to compare with any expert's thoughts out there.
Thanks in advance!

BTW, anyone got a match? :oops:

fingerlickin' 02-11-2013 11:57 AM

I'm sorry we're all too PO'd at you right now to talk because we don't have one of those pizza ovens. :razz:

That's awesome, can't wait to see the finished project. :thumb:

basuraman 02-11-2013 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by fingerlickin' (Post 2363665)
I'm sorry we're all too PO'd at you right now to talk because we don't have one of those pizza ovens. :razz:

That's awesome, can't wait to see the finished project. :thumb:

What he said.

Thermal Mass 02-11-2013 12:52 PM

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Thanks, a ton of work.
Getting good at the pizza thing. Great for entertaining-pizza 2 minutes!
Is still 400+ degrees (with door on) 36 hours after a good pizza firing.
Have tried a multitude of other foods as well.
Here are a few...

Really chomping at the bit to get some big meat going in the smoker though.

LM600 02-11-2013 02:54 PM

<<<Speechless>>>!!!

:clap: :thumb: :cool:

jeffsee 02-11-2013 03:02 PM

Now you're just rubbin' it in. :)

Don't they still have freezing rain down Jackson way? How has your oven come through the recent, CONSTANT temp and condition swings?

Thermal Mass 02-11-2013 03:15 PM

Hello fellow cheese head!
Finally stopped raining last night, now it is freezing pretty well.
I keep the oven flue and approach tarped during winter and inclement weather.
The dome has three layers of waterproof render coat and is done "moving". The few hairline cracks have been caulked. (this is part of the finish "process")
Once the weather gets into the 50's, two more render coats will finish the dome, a rain cap will be installed over the flue and the approach brick work will be completed.
I do periodically cook in it during winter or at least make a small fire about every week to ensure any moisture that may have "wicked" in is dried out.
Will be running her at full tilt all weekend for a significant birthday....
I AM going to try some "overnight" butt this weekend since with the door on, it holds temp very well...

superlazy 02-11-2013 03:19 PM

I've wanted to build a pizza oven for yrs.. nice ob!!!!!!

Thermal Mass 02-11-2013 03:24 PM

Go for it!
Just take your time, you will not be disappointed.
I expect the same results from the smoker, come on SPRING!!

Carbon 02-11-2013 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Thermal Mass (Post 2363881)
I AM going to try some "overnight" butt this weekend since with the door on, it holds temp very well...

Exactly. There's so much heat mass in the oven even after 2 full days I can throw in a rack of spares, shut the door, and let her do its thing...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...P1040721-1.jpg

Thermal Mass 02-11-2013 03:50 PM

Nice rack!
I intend to utilize the same concept (hence the "handle") in the smoker.
The fire box will be fire brick with insulating concrete (pearl crete) beneath the floor (6") and walls up to the fire brick "baffle/diffuser.
I have not decided on the lining for the food chamber yet. I am toying with stainless steel inner walls with 1" insulating concrete.
Or just split fire brick.
Or suggestions that come along...
What temp did you put the ribs in at? How long did they take" did you add any moisture (as with baking bread)??

dwfisk 02-11-2013 03:58 PM

Dude! Some details please, pretty pretty please? Did your pizza over start as a kt or did you fab it up? If the latter, a build thread would be great (hint, hint).

Thermal Mass 02-11-2013 04:08 PM

NOT a kit, lots of research and "Small Town" ingenuity-one brick at a time :-)...
I will gladly share my build, just didn't want to hijack the bbq site for the pizza oven... Seems to be plenty of interest for it though?

I would assume it would just go underneath "Q-talk" category?

Was really looking for tips on the smoker part of the project. I'm sure they will come along. Spring is still at least a month away.

Carbon 02-11-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Thermal Mass (Post 2363931)
Nice rack!
What temp did you put the ribs in at? How long did they take" did you add any moisture (as with baking bread)??

Thanks.
During the summer my oven holds steady between 250F to 300F for a full day, roughly 48 hours after firing. I don't add moisture to the chamber, although I've spritzed the rack with apple juice on occasion. I just shut the insulated door and come back after 3 hours to check and usually be done in another hour or so. Ribs cook very evenly, no hot spots, as the volume of the chamber is large, with all that THERMAL MASS.

I've also cooked ribs and vegis in the oven, starting with a cold oven with a basket of charcoal briquettes going, instead of using firewood, tucked away in one corner.

fingerlickin' 02-11-2013 04:18 PM

No worries, Qtalk is about cooking food, most of it is bbq related but I know I'm not alone in wanting to see your build. Bring it on.

I think you might get a better response to your questions on building your smoker if you tell us your plan and let folks offer suggestions.


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