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Muscrat
08-25-2013, 09:20 AM
I ran about 14 hrs worth of wood thru it and I guess it's time to put some meat it.
I have a 14lb packer from albertsons to put on and a buddy has another 10lb packer plus we had a filleted pork but with potatoes, onions, and lime and a whole lot of butter and seasoning.

BUT FIRST was the biscuit test. I ran it about 315 for 20 minutes and here's what it looked like.

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 09:23 AM
It was 8 in the morning and the sun was at my back so thi pic didn't reflect how even the biscuit color was.
So the meat goes on gonna try to stay around 275.

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Here's a pic of the cooker for those that didn't follow the build.

LMAJ
08-25-2013, 09:57 AM
Very nice! Congrats.

medic53
08-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Looks great. Will have to check out the build thread now.

kingstar
08-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Very nice. I like the swing out counter.

Novass
08-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Can you post a link to the build?

Ron_L
08-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Nice looking cooker! The biscuits look nice and even!

BTW, you can have more than one attachment in a post. If you want to put comments in between the pictures you can upload the pictures to a photo hosting site like Photobucket and use the IMG Code from that hosting site and put that inline in your post.

Ron_L
08-25-2013, 10:20 AM
Can you post a link to the build?

Here you go...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167977

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 11:51 AM
Thanks for posting the link RonL.
This thing turned out better than I thought. The wood consumption is next to nothing. Once I got a good fire going and shut the door at 8 this morning I have only added 2 splits to maintain 275. It now 11:45. Dang thing cruises like my UDS!!

Ill start posting the pics from the computer. I think I know how to do that on it.

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 11:53 AM
The door has a perfect seal so airflow management is easy.

IamMadMan
08-25-2013, 12:10 PM
Great looking cooker....

KingRanch450
08-25-2013, 12:59 PM
Great looking rig...did you build it for your personal use or do u sell them?

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 01:13 PM
I will keep this one but my plans are to start building and selling. I would do one like this or a back yard cooker. I don't have anything going right now so I have plenty of time to work on it. It took realistically 6 days to have this one ready for paint. I think a backyard would be ready for paint in 2 days. That's once I got the metal rolled and broke of course! So if anybody needs a backyard or pull behind let me know!!!

Big Dan
08-25-2013, 02:05 PM
I will keep this one but my plans are to start building and selling. I would do one like this or a back yard cooker. I don't have anything going right now so I have plenty of time to work on it. It took realistically 6 days to have this one ready for paint. I think a backyard would be ready for paint in 2 days. That's once I got the metal rolled and broke of course! So if anybody needs a backyard or pull behind let me know!!!
What do you estimate you will charge for a pull behind just like the one pictured?

ajstrider
08-25-2013, 04:36 PM
Biscuit test looked outstanding.

lowbass
08-25-2013, 05:01 PM
Cooker looks very good, heck of a job! What do you think a back yard cooker would cost. You ever thought about going into business making these full time???

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 05:29 PM
PM sent

Novass
08-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Here you go...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167977

Thanx

Muscrat
08-25-2013, 10:33 PM
After 13 hrs on the cooker the brisket hit roughly 190 on the flat. Probe test wasn't bad but it really needed a little more time. But it'll be ok. A buddy of mine did a 10lb packer. At 4 hrs we put his in a pan and I rolled mine in butcher paper. His was done at 9 hrs and according to him and his wife it was off the chain good. The best they had ever had hands down. Mine hopefully will be good also. We have a comp this weekend so this was a good test on foil pan VS butcher paper. Mine is resting until in the morning.

The cooker performed flawless. Only had to add 1 split per hr to maintain 275. We got bored and started messing with the intake on the box and with every change the temp would respond accordingly. We were able to change the temp 10 at a time.

Here is a pic before I wrapped it up in Saran Wrap for the night.

Bigrolltide1877
08-25-2013, 10:45 PM
Awesome looking cooker. and that brisket looks outstanding.

mikeleonard81
08-25-2013, 11:32 PM
Nice job! Best of luck selling those things.

Muscrat
08-26-2013, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the complements everybody.

I'm gonna figure out how to market these things and start making them. That's been my plan for a while. Just don't know how to go about it. Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks again.

Bonewagon
08-26-2013, 12:34 PM
Sweet rig. :thumb: