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sylntghost
01-29-2017, 05:44 PM
Today was my pickup day for my new cooker.its a 24x50 straight back cabinet model standard height with 4 rack positions and 3 grates.the fire box is close to 5/8 thick.i love what was done with the stainless shelf how it was ran up the fire box to the warmer. I've been wanting a griddle for along time so added that also.i did not want to bend over to cook so I took inspiration from shagdog and had Paul build me a griddle stand with doubles burners.the griddle is 20x 36 so it's huge. My wife got her fire pit and Paul added a grill grate to it also.She is happy as can be.here is some pron.

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 05:47 PM
Also forgot to mention Paul gave me some rub that is the best I've ever smelled it also tastes great right out of the bag.thanks Paul everything you built is jam up.

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 05:49 PM
Few more pics.

Bosox1901
01-29-2017, 05:49 PM
awesome...u must be happy as pig in sh*t. i was thinking of going elevated cabinet, but i like the 4 racks in the standard.

Bosox1901
01-29-2017, 05:51 PM
excellent pix...what u have is the same thing i am building, only minus the trailer. 5/8 FB? did u go insulated?

dwfisk
01-29-2017, 05:52 PM
Purty! Love that fire pit.

KevinJ
01-29-2017, 05:54 PM
That's a good looking rig, I have smoker envy right now. :thumb:

Inthewoods
01-29-2017, 05:54 PM
That is sweeeeeeet!

Congrats, I'm sure you'll have a blast with it!

Sweeeeeet!

-D

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 05:55 PM
excellent pix...what u have is the same thing i am building, only minus the trailer. 5/8 FB? did u go insulated?
No the fire box is not insulated. I oredered 1/2" thick but the plate Paul got was closer to 5/8" lucky me lol

Bosox1901
01-29-2017, 05:55 PM
Hey Rodney...are the 4 main CC grates equally spaced apart?

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 06:02 PM
Hey Rodney...are the 4 main CC grates equally spaced apart? here is a pic .paul figured the shelf spacing. I had nothing to do with it.

Bosox1901
01-29-2017, 06:07 PM
Seeing that SF pit, makes me just want to back up my truck and run over my 14.5" WSM. Seems like the proper thing to do.

BBQ Freak
01-29-2017, 06:10 PM
very sweet looking rig and love the extended SS shelf .

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 06:14 PM
very sweet looking rig and love the extended SS shelf .
They just come up with that I think he said last night.lol

Bosox1901
01-29-2017, 06:15 PM
thanx for taking the time to break out the tape measure, i appreciate it. spacing looks good, I've been thinking lately...why not just weld as many rack rails as possible? that way you would have unlimited options as far as spacing the racks. maybe its a little overkill, maybe its a stupid idea, then again it could be brilliant

Bosox1901
01-29-2017, 06:16 PM
warming up the F-250........

lwdbo1
01-29-2017, 06:17 PM
Thats sure is 1 bad ass cooker.. Congrats !!!

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 06:31 PM
thanx for taking the time to break out the tape measure, i appreciate it. spacing looks good, I've been thinking lately...why not just weld as many rack rails as possible? that way you would have unlimited options as far as spacing the racks. maybe its a little overkill, maybe its a stupid idea, then again it could be brilliant
No problem.i also like to see visual references. I wanted the 4 rack positions so I could do chicken up closer to the top of the chamber where the cooker will be the hottest

Ayvatr
01-29-2017, 06:36 PM
Very nice Ghost! I like what you did with the SS shelf at the firebox. Now you have two awesome cookers to chose from! :mrgreen:
Hey, that looks like CT-Mike's build in the background of one of the pic's!

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 06:40 PM
Very nice Ghost! I like what you did with the SS shelf at the firebox. Now you have two awesome cookers to chose from! :mrgreen:
I had nothing to do with how the shelf came out.Tyler helped Paul out to finish the cooker and Tyler just came up with that himself.i love it also .

Pork Floyd
01-29-2017, 07:08 PM
I'm in the que for July this year and you just made it a lot harder to wait 6 months.

Beautiful cooker!

Phil

PatAttack
01-29-2017, 07:17 PM
Damn, them Shirley fellers do some good work!

Beautiful piece of machinery.

Wornslick
01-29-2017, 07:21 PM
Quality looking work there. Looks great, can't wait to see some Que come off that bad boy!

Shagdog
01-29-2017, 07:24 PM
That all looks awesome! Love that griddle cart! I was planning on running my shelf the length of the firebox like you did, but seeing that extra piece Paul added in gives me some more ideas. Love that look of that! I'm thinking I might add a stainless lip across the whole back of the shelf up to just under the doors. That'd be great for easy clean up and not losing anything off the back of the shelf. Congrats on the new cooker, she's a beauty:thumb:

Bob C Cue
01-29-2017, 07:29 PM
Just awesome! Congrats!

Jason TQ
01-29-2017, 07:36 PM
Nice! I'd be interested to see how warm that stainless nearest the firebox gets. Mine doesn't wrap around the firebox at all, but the part closest definitely takes on some heat after it has been rolling.

Wood Fire Steel
01-29-2017, 07:44 PM
Mine should be ready around end of May or April. While not stainless, the extended shelf to the fire box is something that I had requested in my smoker as well. Nice to see yours. I have a better idea now if how it would look.

jsperk
01-29-2017, 07:44 PM
Sweet smoker, congratulations.

TuscaloosaQ
01-29-2017, 08:08 PM
Rodney it was great seeeing you and your wonderful wife again... I'm mean seriously have many gals are gonna let you get three trailer rigs.... I would be scrubbing those feet and sanding those toenails..... lol.... seriously tho.... great seeing y'all again..... try that rub asap... I used it tonight on steaks......love it..... sending several brethern some this week.... the good lord has blessed me and I like to pass it on...

CT-Mike
01-29-2017, 08:25 PM
Very nice Ghost! I like what you did with the SS shelf at the firebox. Now you have two awesome cookers to chose from! :mrgreen:
Hey, that looks like CT-Mike's build in the background of one of the pic's!

I don't think mine's been started yet, let alone be that far along. Whoever that one is, it looks to be a beast.

pjtexas1
01-29-2017, 08:27 PM
Absolute love the new cooker and toys. :thumb: is there a patio model coming next year?

Bosox...I say brilliant. :heh:

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 08:30 PM
Absolute love the new cooker and toys. :thumb: is there a patio model coming next year?

Bosox...I say brilliant. :heh:
This is my patio model.i just had it put on a trailer so I did not have to rent a trailer to haul it home. I only lost the width of 2 tires. But seriously my next thing is one of Tyler's bumpers.

sylntghost
01-29-2017, 08:34 PM
I don't think mine's been started yet, let alone be that far along. Whoever that one is, it looks to be a beast.
That one will belong to hoss . That 1/4" thick steel Santa Maria grill is top notch. I can't wait to see that one when it's done.

CT-Mike
01-29-2017, 08:37 PM
That one will belong to hoss . That 1/4" thick steel Santa Maria grill is top notch. I can't wait to see that one when it's done.

I gave serious thought to adding a Santa Maria grill after seeing discussion about it, but I do have a finite budget - unfortunately.

I am at 20 days and counting though, so hopefully Tyler will be sending me some photos soon.

pjtexas1
01-29-2017, 08:50 PM
This is my patio model.i just had it put on a trailer so I did not have to rent a trailer to haul it home. I only lost the width of 2 tires. But seriously my next thing is one of Tyler's bumpers.

I'd like bumpers too but not sure I'd want to take a week off just for that. Now if I could convince myself I needed another cooker that might work.

bbqwizard
01-29-2017, 10:56 PM
Man o man those cookers are nice.

BillN
01-29-2017, 11:01 PM
You are a blessed man, that cooker is truly a work of art, love the fire pit and griddle as well.

DBBQ
01-30-2017, 12:14 AM
Love the smoker. I think mine goes to build this week, 24x50 patio, and am seriously thinking about having Tyler put it on a trailer as well. Looks great.

Clay-b-que
01-30-2017, 01:06 AM
3 Shirley's?!? Man your wife must love you!!! Can I send you mine for training? Glad she finally got a pit outta the deal!!!

mschwirian
01-30-2017, 07:42 AM
Nice, enjoy.

sylntghost
01-30-2017, 08:55 AM
Love the smoker. I think mine goes to build this week, 24x50 patio, and am seriously thinking about having Tyler put it on a trailer as well. Looks great.
I wanted it on cart to begin with but that would put me renting a trailer to haul it home.its only the width of the tires bigger but you get a bigger shelf you can pop out the removable tongue and save a little space.but space is not that big a deal to me.plus I can back up to it and take it anywhere.

sylntghost
01-30-2017, 08:58 AM
3 Shirley's?!? Man your wife must love you!!! Can I send you mine for training? Glad she finally got a pit outta the deal!!!
I did sell the first one to pay for this one.so I did not have to go to deep into the bank account. My first was a 24x70 standard pipe model. Cooked really great but the door was really heavy.my wife is great though.i am a lucky man.

Bosox1901
01-30-2017, 09:04 AM
No doubt that the mini trailer is the way to go, its the best of both worlds, not much bigger than than the patio cart....I wish i had the room and space to go with a trailer mount.

bwram1
01-30-2017, 10:07 AM
Grats on the nice rig! A l'il envious here, I won't lie. Just got my wife's blessing on a trailer rig and have one sorta built in my mind. Will be a while, since I am taking care of my parents who are in their mid-to-late 70's. Burned a lot of my bank account last year when I bought the house next to mine and moved them in. Just couldn't bring myself to put them somewhere where they would have limited freedoms. I did kinda jot down an idea of what I was looking for and submitted it for a quote though.

Am waiting for my local Academy to get in a few OC Smokehouses right now...Have a couple of events to do this year and need a little more capacity than what I currently have.

Hotch
01-30-2017, 11:14 AM
Congrats on getting your new Shirley!

tcv21
01-30-2017, 11:32 AM
Congrats on your new one! Can never go wrong with a Shirley!

Bosox1901
01-30-2017, 12:16 PM
good for you bwram1, i have the same situation with my elderly parents, both in their mid to late 80's. i have them living with me. its both a blessing and a curse. Does wonders for my social life. haha

bwram1
01-30-2017, 12:26 PM
good for you bwram1, i have the same situation with my elderly parents, both in their mid to late 80's. i have them living with me. its both a blessing and a curse. Does wonders for my social life. haha

My wife's been a real trooper and has treated my parents as her own...Helps that all of her family is in northern Cali. lol. Her son is in Marietta GA so my folks are all she has close by. We cook and cater to Mom n dad next door quite often...They are my biggest critics...And biggest fans.

ncmoose
01-30-2017, 12:30 PM
Looks great! Not unlike what I'm looking to have built. I put in my deposit last week so I have a long time to wait.

cats49er
01-30-2017, 01:34 PM
:thumb:

Bigbears BBQ
01-30-2017, 05:34 PM
Wow that is one sexy biotch congrats

steelarz47
01-30-2017, 06:14 PM
:jaw:that rig is so perty i would not want to get her derdy.

pjtexas1
01-30-2017, 06:54 PM
:jaw:that rig is so perty i would not want to get her derdy.

I heard of a guy that cooked in pans for almost a year to keep his Shirley clean. :loco:

sylntghost
01-30-2017, 06:58 PM
Grats on the nice rig! A l'il envious here, I won't lie. Just got my wife's blessing on a trailer rig and have one sorta built in my mind. Will be a while, since I am taking care of my parents who are in their mid-to-late 70's. Burned a lot of my bank account last year when I bought the house next to mine and moved them in. Just couldn't bring myself to put them somewhere where they would have limited freedoms. I did kinda jot down an idea of what I was looking for and submitted it for a quote though.

Am waiting for my local Academy to get in a few OC Smokehouses right now...Have a couple of events to do this year and need a little more capacity than what I currently have.
Hell of thing you've done.you will be blessed for sure.

bwram1
01-30-2017, 07:03 PM
I heard of a guy that cooked in pans for almost a year to keep his Shirley clean. :loco:

That will be me I'm sure. :biggrin1:

chicagokp
01-30-2017, 07:10 PM
great looking pit!

SimcoBBQ
01-30-2017, 07:28 PM
I wanted it on cart to begin with but that would put me renting a trailer to haul it home.its only the width of the tires bigger but you get a bigger shelf you can pop out the removable tongue and save a little space.but space is not that big a deal to me.plus I can back up to it and take it anywhere.

My thoughts exactly!

Bosox1901
01-31-2017, 09:30 AM
Thats great that you have some help. Im doing it solo, as an only child. Adopted as an infant. its the least i can do for them. Unfortunately ....they are hard core old school italian, and we all know, guinnys are famous for their BBQ. Needeles to say...they aren't down with much that comes off the pit.

Bosox1901
01-31-2017, 09:38 AM
I was thinking possible options for the pit again...
instead of the sausage hangers I've seen in the warmer, from some of the pics you guys have posted.

how about a modified top rack rail that will accept a removable piece of rebar? or for that matter..all the rack rails have the option of placing rebar on the them?

i might be hanging out with a buddy who has a PBC a little too much...haha

sylntghost
01-31-2017, 12:02 PM
I've seen that done on an old Facebook video.

BamaQue
01-31-2017, 11:19 PM
Very nice pit!
However, you forgot to have them add the Alabama script "A"!!??
RTR!

sylntghost
02-01-2017, 11:58 AM
Very nice pit!
However, you forgot to have them add the Alabama script "A"!!??
RTR!
The A is on the big Shirley. I wanted this one short and simple.lol