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jshull 10-20-2013 07:33 PM

First real smoker.....
 
I have been a gas guy until the beginning of the summer. I bought a cheap charbroil charcoal grill. Well it's a real pita. Today after cruising your forum most of the day I decided to go on the hunt. I found this on craigslist....
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...2804a0192f.jpg
60.00 and it's about 12 miles from me. We struck a deal and I pick it up tomorrow. The smoke box is 34x18 and the fire box is 17x16. It's all welded and made from 1/4 steel. The smoke box end is hinged for easy clean. I figure if it is a mistake I've had way bigger bar tabs! Thoughts though?

ButtBurner 10-20-2013 07:42 PM

looks like a great deal to me!!

I would probably lengthen the smokestack. Might need other minor stuff but nice deal

make sure its not rusted out, take a screwdriver with you and try poking holes in the bottom of the firebox and smoke chamber

jshull 10-20-2013 07:49 PM

He seemed pretty strait and he said its solid, what's the purpose of lengthening the smoke stack?

nucornhusker 10-20-2013 07:52 PM

Lengthening the stack will help promote draw and better air flow. I agree, that stack needs to be longer.

dport7 10-20-2013 07:53 PM

I like it, it'll do ya a good job.

jshull 10-20-2013 08:09 PM

Gotcha, would size matter? I have a 3"x24" stainless tip off my truck.

SmittyJonz 10-20-2013 08:11 PM

might need to make some tuning plates but that's easy.......

jshull 10-20-2013 08:13 PM

What's a tuning plate?

Fwismoker 10-20-2013 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jshull (Post 2665246)
What's a tuning plate?

Think of it like heat distribution to even out the heat from the FB side to the exhaust side.

Smaller gaps at the FB and bigger spaces going to the exhaust.

jshull 10-20-2013 08:23 PM

Baffles and tuning plates I see now. I happen to have a friend in the metal business. I can see we will be doing some welding anyway.

landarc 10-20-2013 08:24 PM

Tuning plates are steel plates, they are designed to even out the heat in an offset cooker like that. In this case, the firebox is on the left side of the cooker

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...ods/tuning.jpg

Nice buy, lengthen the stack

SmittyJonz 10-20-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jshull (Post 2665246)
What's a tuning plate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okpmVCth2RI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpsSR5JhFBY

jshull 10-20-2013 08:32 PM

Great! I love pictures!
I guess my plans are
- Wire Brush/High temp paint
- Thermometers
- Chimney Extension(inside and out)
- Baffle
- Tuning Plates
- Charcoal Basket(perhaps minon method)

SmittyJonz 10-20-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jshull (Post 2665270)
Great! I love pictures!
I guess my plans are
- Wire Brush/High temp paint
- Thermometers
- Chimney Extension(inside and out)
- Baffle
- Tuning Plates
- Charcoal Basket(perhaps minon method)


:thumb:

J'ville Grill 10-20-2013 08:42 PM

Great find! After you get all the mods done to it why not try just using wood, no charcoal? It's should make for a good stick burner.


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