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Unread 08-13-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Talking Co-Workers Home Made Smoker Makes Pizza Less Attractive


A welding foreman at one of my customer's shops has been putting together a smoker for a few months and once it was finished he tried to sneak it home... I convinced him we needed to christen it by throwing a lunch for the crew... pork loin roasts, brats, BBQ beans which were served with potato salad, chips and the like.



Then a few days later we smoked some fatties for morning break, then some salmon, then the following week a turkey. He finally took it home last week. Today was some sort of 6 month safety atta-boy lunch and the company bought pizza & wings, which is usually a pretty big hit. About 5 minutes into it some of the guys came over and said "We'd trade this #@%!* pizza in a heartbeat for some more of that barbecue you guys cooked".

Here is the progress of the build. This unit turned out pretty good, mostly because it's roomy, has a big charcoal basket, heavy wall firebox, it's double walled, and has 2" of very expensive insulation. The temp swing is less than 5° between the shelves.








He's already making plans for another one.
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Unread 08-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #2
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Great looking food on a great looking smoker!
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That thing started out pretty ugly but dressed up nice!
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That thing started out pretty ugly but dressed up nice!

Yeah, the upper box was some sort of tool chest on a mining shovel.
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That thing started out pretty ugly but dressed up nice!
I agree. She cleaned up real nice
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Looks quite large, did it weigh much?

It sure is nice
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Looks quite large, did it weigh much?

It sure is nice
It's not portable . I'm sure it comes in around 1,000 pounds. They loaded it on a trailer with a forklift, and he was going to use 4-wheeler ramps to off-load it.
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Thats huge!!! Can smoke enough for the whole neighborhood!! Sweet build!
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Man really came out nice, good looking groceries too!
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Nice!
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from an ugly duckling to a swan. Looks great.
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Very nice cooker!!!
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Looks pro! Good call on feeding the crew!
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Nice work turning that into a good looking cooker!
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Looks quite large, did it weigh much?

It sure is nice
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It's not portable . I'm sure it comes in around 1,000 pounds. They loaded it on a trailer with a forklift, and he was going to use 4-wheeler ramps to off-load it.
Yea, I thought those handles on the cart were a bit of wishfull thinking. I'd go ahead and turn those into a shelf. It did turn out really neat, sure it will cook some great Q.
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