Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk


Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.

Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
BBQ Bros
On the road to being a farker

Join Date: 01-01-12
Location: Newberry, FL
Default Sweet Lookin' Homemade Wood Smoker

one of my best friends sent me these pics of his dad's home-built custom smoker. this thing is sick. i'm waiting to hear back from him, but i'm guessing it's between a 200-250 gal tank. my buddy told me his dad can build me one and hook me up big time on price. i'm a back-porch amateur Q'er that is madly in love with BBQing and have a full line of Weber rigs to get the job done. here's the big question....when does a dude like myself invest in something like this? ever? i mean, i have no plans of getting a vendors license or competing or anything like that, but i love to cook for a LOT of people a LOT of the time. i'm low on the totem pole compared to a lot of you BBQ bad-asses, but man, seeing something like this just makes the imagination run wild. i'm a younger guy, so i'm looking for some "elderly" advice :)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC01608.jpg (76.5 KB, 196 views)
File Type: jpg DSC01609.jpg (75.4 KB, 193 views)
File Type: jpg DSC01610.jpg (82.6 KB, 193 views)
File Type: jpg DSC01623.jpg (73.5 KB, 193 views)

[URL=""][B][COLOR="Red"]BBQ Bros Blog[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
[URL=""][B][COLOR="Red"]BBQ Bros YouTube Channel[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
[URL=""][B][COLOR="Red"]BBQ Bros Facebook[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
[URL="!/BBQBrosBlog"][B][COLOR="Red"]BBQ Bros Twitter[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
BBQ Bros is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->

Old 01-31-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
Terry The Toad
is one Smokin' Farker

Join Date: 08-16-11
Location: Saint Cloud, FL

I'm 51... so I guess I qualify to give elderly advice.

Let's see: if you like to smoke, if you like to cook for crowds, and if you have the money... GO FOR IT! I invested in a Lang 48 Original last April - and I have no regrets. I look forward to firing it up every chance I get. If you buy a quality piece of equipment - it will last you for years.
Lang 48 Original
Superfast [COLOR=red]RED[/COLOR] ThermaPen

"I love animals. I just love to eat them more. Fun to pet; better to chew." - Jim Gaffigan
Terry The Toad is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
Hell Fire Grill
Full Fledged Farker
Join Date: 01-30-08
Location: Farkerville

A rig like that will get you invited to a lot of wild parties with 1/2 naked women runnin all around, college grad parties are my favorite.
Hell Fire Grill is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
is Blowin Smoke!
Join Date: 12-08-09
Location: Turlock, California

That's a sweet looking rig. Personally, if you have no intentions of competing, or vending, then I wouldn't get something that big. If you've got your heart set on a horizontal off-set, see if he can make one half the size. You'll have plenty of room for a big party, and could compete with it if you change your mind.

Just my two cents. I would love to have a trailerd unit like that, but I have no use for one, my WEBER, NBBD, and UDS have all the room I need.

el_matt is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
is One Chatty Farker

Join Date: 07-07-09
Location: Newark, OH

You can never have too many guns, too many knives, too much ammunition, or too many smokers. If you can afford it, get what you want when you want it. Don't look for or wait for a reason, just do it.

Have him build you one of those, but make it a reverse flow like a Lang.
- Kevin
Team: Smitty's Real Pit BBQ
Superior SS-3 - Courtesy of Gainesville Jaycees and Superior Smokers
Custom Built Reverse Flow Stickburner
Weber 22.5" WSM
Weber 26.75" OTG
Weber Blue 2000 Stainless Performer
Weber Red 1998 Stainless Performer
NRA4Life is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
somebody shut me the fark up.

gtr's Avatar
Join Date: 10-16-10
Location: Culver City, CA

If you know you'll use it, and you have the $$, I'd say go for it. I bought a sizable and pricey (to me anyway) offset a while back and, while I don't cook large enough quantities to fire it up every weekend, I'm really glad I have it for parties, fundraisers, etc. Most of the time I'm on a UDS or the Weber kettle 'cause it's just for the family, but I definitely use the big cooker enough to justify having bought it.

That is a sweet rig - a whole hog sure would look nice in there!

Another thing to consider - if you can get one for a good price now, and if there's any concern that such an opportunity would go away, you might wanna jump on it.
50" Klose BYC, Spitjack XB85, 22.5 WSM, Backwoods Chubby, UDS, WRK, 26" & 22.5" Weber Kettles, Jumbo Joe, WGA, WSJ/MUDS, Jumbo Old Smokey, a piece of expanded metal I throw over the fire pit sometimes, Stealthy Black & Vol Orange Thermapens
Displaced East Tennesseean
Proud recipient of a Tick
Former outlaw MOINK baller, now IMBAS Certified, but still lookin' over my shoulder.
"Relax, it's only BBQ." - Bigmista, 2013
Avatar by my son!
gtr is online now   Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
Full Fledged Farker
Join Date: 05-12-10
Location: towaco,nj

I agree that thing is a little big.Think about firing it up for a few 4-7 racks of ribs or a pork butt or two. I use a 60 Gal -very heavy but easily can move it around. I cook mainly for family and friends

SMOKIN 074.jpg
Weber 22.5 Performer / Meadow Creek TS60 Smoker / Weber 26.75 One Touch Gold / Lynx 30" Propane
chillcoolcold is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #8
somebody shut me the fark up.
Join Date: 12-28-07
Location: annville ky

Very nice looking smoker on a cheap trailer
jestridge is offline   Reply With Quote


custom, smoker, wood pit

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts