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Old 09-13-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
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Hello from the Tarakhil 105 MW Power Plant ouside Kabul Afghanistan

Since this Afghanistan contract turned into a long term commitment rather than a short 6 month one, some of us here experienced a significant case of BBQ withdrawal, noted by excessive salivating at the mention of ribs to outright wholesale body shaking and halucinations at the thought of Brisket, Smoke Turkeys, and the venerable Cochon de Lait (yes believe it or not pig is available here we have found). The gang of 5 ( Me, Martin Waggoner, Chuck Flowers, Chris Redding and our welder extrodiaire Roland Hanooman) got together and decided to build a Q. We took stock of our scap yard and came across some 1 meter diameter carbon steel pipe and some 24 inch carbon steel pipe and decided to build an offset rear firebox style with the 6 inch stack coming from below the lower cooking rack. We used the 3 foot section of 1 meter diameter pipe for the cooking chamber and the a 36 inch section of 24inch pipe for the firebox. We installed 2ea 6 inch air registers, on on either end of the firebox. We joined the firebox directly to the cooking chamber with a 4 inch slit about 33 inches long, in the back of the cooking chamber we ducted the hot gasses toward the top of the chamber and connected the stack immediately below the lower cooking rack. We fired it for burn out last night and today. with the air registers wide open and the stack damper wide open we achieved a 200 dec C cooking chamber temp, We let is burn over night and this morning wirebrushed the cooking racks and will burn it out again today. Have included links to our build pictures on my picasa site

Pictures of the first cook will be forthcoming.

Upholding the American Dream, at least the culinary one even in the hills of Afghanistan.

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Nice job on the build!
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
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nice, a little bit of home far away.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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That's very cool, can't wait for the food pron
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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If the world had more good tasting BBQ there would be no more fighting. Good job.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:49 AM   #6
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Nice Job guys, remember to keep your heads down.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:31 PM   #7
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That thing is a friggin' monster! Awesome, very good job guys!
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:22 PM   #9
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To hell with the Q.......

Thanks for your service.....

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:34 PM   #10
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Helluva build there... stay safe out there1

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #11
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Very cool build. I can't wait to see some pics of you guys enjoying the Q over there. Good Luck to you and thank you for the service over there.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:33 PM   #12
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Nice job on the smoker! Wish you were back home.

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:54 AM   #13
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We ordered a pickup load of wood from one of our local nationals, imagine our surprise then the wood turned our to be OAK of all things, cut and presplit into 8 inch x 3 to 4 inch chunks. Was about a cord and set us back a 100 bucks, God am drooling already. Goes to show you that God takes care of Drunks, Fools, Sailors and Contractors and we all qualify on at least 3 of the 4..........
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:10 AM   #14
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Good old American ingenuity.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:14 PM   #15
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Wow! Thanks for your service.. that's a great looking smoker.
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