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Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534807 05/05/21 04:37 PM
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So, the smoker's done, and here are some pics. The propane tank sat for a while, but once it was cut, it just took a few weeks to finish.

I wound up using nitrogen to purge the propane tank when I cut it, and it was a nothing burger. No sparks, no nuclear explosions, no nothing. I did flip the tank upside down, and vented it from the bottom, so the nitrogen could push the heavier air out the bottom. The safety issue was well worth the cost of the nitrogen tank rental.

This is the sled, tank, and firebox prior to welding.
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Doors cut
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Smoke stack added, and doors trimmed and hinges installed. I really wanted to build this whole smoker in house, so I wound up cutting the spring handles off, and made my own. I did buy 3 horse shoes though. 2 for the lid supports, and one for the vent cap lid.
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I put top racks on both sides, and added hangers for chicken or pork belly.
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DONE!!
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Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534811 05/05/21 07:22 PM
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Very nice Al!


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Re: Metal to Metal
Zep #534820 05/05/21 10:11 PM
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Sweet! Slide it down to Oakwood please. Good looking and hope it cooks good for ya!

Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534825 05/06/21 01:03 AM
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AMAZING!


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534827 05/06/21 05:54 AM
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Wow! Very nice!!!


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Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534842 05/06/21 08:08 AM
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You'll be able to feed the whole village in one go with that thing. Very nice!

Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534863 05/06/21 02:29 PM
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Looks Great! How are the ribs?


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Re: Metal to Metal
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Art!


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Re: Metal to Metal
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Thanks guys.

Bob, ribs are in the freezer waiting their turn. Today, I'm playing with the diffuser plates, and treating the grates with tallow. The side of the tank closest to the firebox was 30 degrees hotter than the stack side, which is normal. I adjusted the plates, and now the firebox side is only 10 degrees warmer.


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Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534874 05/06/21 06:16 PM
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Getting the heat to level out is a project and you probably never will get it completely equal, I built a whole hog rotisserie and trust me, I had to do a ton of test runs, trial and error before I got it reasonably close, which actually works decent for me because I put the ham end of the hog closest to the firebox end and therefore it works out pretty good, because the thicker meat takes a little more heat or longer time to cook. I will have to post a picture of the way I built my lid to cam over and makes it pretty slick to open.


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Re: Metal to Metal
FireIsHot #534879 05/06/21 08:01 PM
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I played with the plates once I got it to a steady cooking temp (270-280), and finally got it to a 5 degrees difference. I'll call that good.

gehajake, post your pics. I'd like to see a DIY whole hog rotisserie.


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Re: Metal to Metal
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So glad I saw this. Outstanding work Al, proud of you.


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Re: Metal to Metal
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I’m going to show my friends this. Absolutely amazing job!

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