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Old 07-04-2017, 07:49 PM   #31
is one Smokin' Farker
Join Date: 01-11-14
Location: SE CT

Congrats on the new rig, she's a beaut Clark.

I have had mine since mid-March and couldn't be happier. There are a few changes I am going to have a local fabricator make once this catering season comes to a close:

- Add a backsplash to the SS shelf similar to yours, wish I had thought about that.
- Add a heat shield between the chamber and the spare. The tire doesn't get screaming hot, but it's hot enough to make me think that it will shorten the life of the tire.
- Add some reinforcement under the back edge of the SS shelf so that I can stand on it.
- Add some reinforcement under the expanded metal in front of the prep table so I that it doesn't flex so much when I stand on it. I am sure it is fine as is, but I want to be able to pass this thing down to my grandson so I want it bullet proof.

Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking on Paul and Tyler, these are just a few things I wish I had thought of during the build process.

Enjoy your new rig and that pig is gorgeous.
MMBGE/Large BGE/XL BGE/SF 30x80 - "Ol' Mortimer"

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Old 07-04-2017, 07:55 PM   #32
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Join Date: 06-18-17
Location: Garland TX
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Nice rig and awesome looking pig
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:46 PM   #33
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:53 PM   #34
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Join Date: 01-14-17
Location: Kernersville, NC

Sweet rig! (and pig)
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:55 PM   #35
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Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
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Does it get any better? I have yet to see it. Congratulations on the new rig Matt!

Love to see everytime the Shirley's give birth to a new one!
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:57 PM   #36
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Location: Westchester, IL
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What a cool cooking machine!!! Congratulations!!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:01 PM   #37
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Location: Wis-con-sin

Wow Matt, that's absolutely fan-farking-tastic! Congratulations!
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:42 PM   #38
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Join Date: 06-23-12
Location: Kansas City

Congrats, love mine. The food has been off the charts ever since I got it... I can only assume it's the cooker not the cook. Enjoy!
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:49 PM   #39
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Join Date: 06-18-14
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Originally Posted by TuscaloosaQ View Post
Matt we had a blast.... so so much fun... the cool part for me is that cooker went to an amazing guy and pitmaster.... I still don't get the comment they guy made about our cookers the other day.. saying the straightback model looked like it was made in our backyard out of scrap metal.... I wish I had never commented back to him... we are very far from perfect as is everyone... he was right it was made in my backyard where our new shop is....but not quite out of scrap metal.... in any event ..... I love your cooker and it was a cooking machine... that satisfies me.... to know it worked as planned.... thx for all the nice comments..... can't wait to see all the cool cooks your going to do.... I'm sure I'll see u again next year same time.... same place... and possibllly in New York end of August...... smoke on brother!!!!!
You are a master and a gentleman! Anyone who says different doesn't know what they are talking about! I have never met you but consider you a friend. Your pits and your nature are genuine. Smoke on! Hope you had safe travels and can't wait to see the next build....Matt you are a lucky man with that pit!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:00 AM   #40
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:57 AM   #41
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Join Date: 07-16-14
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Beautiful pit!! i really like the backsplash feature.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:47 AM   #42
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100 kinds of awesome.

Further words escape me...and that's something of a rarity.

I started out with nothing and I got most of it left.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:10 PM   #43
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Those are great pictures but it really is even better in person! It is a beautiful cooker made by great people! And it made a Farking awesome pig!
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:14 PM   #44
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wow!!!!! what a post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:12 AM   #45
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Nice SF! What is the details on the firebox?
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