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Old 06-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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My build is finally done (except for paint) and am going to fire it up and do an initial burn Saturday night then do the maiden cook on Sunday (doing 3 briskets, 1 pork butt, and a Beef Clod) .
This build was my winter project that took way longer than I wanted to - (Time and cash to do it all) but we made it to the end zone and now lets hope that she works as good as my mind thinks it will.

The smoker is a gravity fed over sized unit that is designed to do a lot of ribs if needed. She stands 6'4" tall and has a cook chamber 36"Wide X 30"Deep X 51"Tall and has 11 slide out racks.

I built a recessed compartment to house the GURU WIFI so it is out of sight. The air intake is under the cook chamber and is out of sight too.

It was a ton of work - way more than I anticipated it would be, you know how your mind thinks and percieves things then reality sets in and everything takes forever to get finished along with things not fitting and all of the monkeying around to fit things the way you want - well I am glad I am at the finish line. Now I have to gut and clean my garage since I seem to have destroyed it while building this smoker. :)

The link is to the whole build -

http://s25.photobucket.com/user/blac.../Clone%20build





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Old 06-08-2013, 05:29 AM   #2
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Awsome build. Can't wait to see it in action!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #3
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Wow, that thing is massive.....quite the build, let us know how she cooks!

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:11 AM   #4
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Looks great! Sure it will be worth all of the work.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:38 AM   #5
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Cool build. Yep, they always end up being more work and time than anticipated. I like the compact design for how much cook surface you have.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #6
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Great looking piece of work!
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #7
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WOW That is a really nice pit Cant wait to see it in action
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #8
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Hey Two Bears, that thing looks like it could feed the Three Bears! Can't wait to see it in action.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #9
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What a beaut!
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #10
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Nice build!
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #11
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That's a beast!
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:06 AM   #12
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Next time.........build a ....BIG ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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Very Nice Indeed. I went through all the picture and i still don't understand the air flow from the firebox, I guess the enclosure that goes all the way to the top and the piece up top on the firebox side has me stumped a bit. Sorry no imagination here. Does the smoke just go in an L shape a foot above the firebox or is it making a U shape somewhere high up in there?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #14
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Umm, pretty sure I could live in that thing.
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Outstanding!!!
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