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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #31
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I think mine is an older big brother to your score and just yesterday started measuring an sketching a remodel from a gasser to a charcoal/stickburner. Mine is a "Grand Hall" made in China for Sam's Club, marketed as a MembersMark product. I cooked on it for about 10 years and got pretty good results but since I build my reverse flow a couple years ago, I've just had it mounted to the trailer and used is as an oven, but I think it will make a nice insulated vertical. The top cooking chamber is already insulated.

The bottom chamber is not insulated but it is plenty big to let me add 2" of insulation and a 1/4" firebox, charcoal grate, etc. (I've been using the lower chamber to store my gas frier & stuff)

My plan is to keep the water pan but gut the wood chip drawers and burner & controls.


I'm thinking I'll be able to preserve the SS exterior pretty much in tact. Good luck on your build and I'll be watchin closely to try and learn something.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #32
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MAde some progress today - skipping Cowboys game tho (DVR)- found. 1x3" pipe nipples at Lowes so got FB insert installed and bolted to floor of Cabinet. The front cover which has a pin for the FB Door was held on by 4 screws from inside but with FB insert I couldn't access screw holes. So I put 4 bolts with nuts as Studs sticking out, drilled out front cover and bolted it on and cut extra threads off. I didn't like where the exhaust was plus there is a handle just above the a Rectangle hole on back so I plated it off. Now I gotta drill hole thru Top for pipe Stack, install thermo thru Door and build a Charcoal Burn Basket.



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Unread 10-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #33
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It LIVES!!!!! And sucks air, leaks smoke and Runs HOT. I forgot to plate off two holes where recessed wheels where in back corners and I dumped a full chimney of flaming KBB - so that's 2 pretty big air holes but it is NOT and Won't be airtight - I'd of had to rebuild whole thing and if that was the plan I'd of just built one from scratch - but I should be able to get it manageable - my file cabinet smoker sucked air and leaked smoke everywhere and I got used to it.
Still need to make a difusser plate, plate off two wheel holes, add Decent thermo and Add insulation at later date.


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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:21 AM   #34
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Looking real good there buddy.
way to get er dun
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Whatcha cookin'?
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First Cook is at the N Tx Bash Tomorrow. I plated off the two wheel holes I had forgotten about so hopefully it won't run so Hot.
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I'm thinking THE Cowboys will beat Tech. Hope so anyway

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well I did my first cook in it Today- 10 lb Packer- did pretty well but I put too much Lit Charcoal in at first and it ran Hot 350-375 for first 1.5 hrs or so - its a keeper I think- still gonna insulate walls n top in near future.
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It sure settled in nice though after a while....surely worthy of another cook!

...but I think there was a 4XX in there at the beginning
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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #40
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Nice job there SmittyJonz!

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looks like it turned out great! grats bro!
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It looked to perform as expected........great!
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Nice job on the smoker.
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I ordered 3 ea.- 1" thick 24"x48" Mineral Wool sheets from McMasterCarr yesterday for $6.82 each -- arrived at work today! Less than 24 hrs Wow - so this Weekend Ill be stuffing the Walls with this stuff.

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Unread 11-15-2013, 12:50 PM   #45
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Maybe this Frankenstein will be in V2 in time for next year's bash.
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