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Rainman43
08-30-2018, 10:32 PM
Just finishing up my home built gravity fed smoker. I'm planning on my first cook this weekend, nothing fancy just a smallish chuck roast and a pork roast from the freezer that need to be cooked. Seeing as I have never actually seen a gravity fed smoker in person before (just tv and youtube) any advice on how to operate this beautiful hunk of steel would be greatly appreciated.

NYC ‘Que
08-30-2018, 11:24 PM
Just finishing up my home built gravity fed smoker. I'm planning on my first cook this weekend, nothing fancy just a smallish chuck roast and a pork roast from the freezer that need to be cooked. Seeing as I have never actually seen a gravity fed smoker in person before (just tv and youtube) any advice on how to operate this beautiful hunk of steel would be greatly appreciated.



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patrickd26
08-30-2018, 11:24 PM
If you have something like a Fireboard (with Drive) or a Digi-Q, then set it to 250 degrees and go to bed! If you don't have that, then you might have to keep in mind which way the air is coming from and try to find positive air flow. Show us some pics!

hurricanedavid
08-31-2018, 05:04 PM
I'd say figuring that out on your own will be over half the fun..:thumb:

SmittyJonz
08-31-2018, 07:12 PM
Ain’t nuttin to it. Let’s see pics.

Rainman43
08-31-2018, 10:53 PM
I'm working on uploading pics, I'm just not sure why they are sideways.

SmittyJonz
09-01-2018, 01:22 AM
get a Chimney of Briquetts Blazin, dump in chute, ad 2-3 chunks, 2-3 lbs of coals, 2-3 chunks, 2-3 lbs of coals, 2-3 chunks till full. Close chute when she gets to within 50* of target temp ease the intake down to 1/4-1/2, exhaust 1/2- full open. about 30 minutes later add some meats. Simple. :heh:

if chutes already Full, get the torch ..........

Rainman43
09-01-2018, 09:46 PM
A few sideways pics. First official cook tomorrow.

SmittyJonz
09-01-2018, 09:58 PM
https://i.imgur.com/OZYrMuph.jpg?1

Rainman43
09-01-2018, 10:05 PM
Thanks SmittyJonz. Wish I could figure that out.

SmittyJonz
09-01-2018, 10:07 PM
I rotated it in Imgur........

wdbyrd
09-09-2018, 11:48 PM
Looks great. Did you end up Painting it? How your first cook go? How long did your charcoal last?

KingRanch450
09-10-2018, 07:59 AM
Looks great!

patrickd26
09-10-2018, 10:02 PM
I can see where this is going! It's going to be a beast! Great job and you'll have a lot of great memories off of this cooker.