Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » July 23rd, 2020, 9:45 pm

The fabricator is hitting it hard. Looks like last cover of cook chamber is welded on and the frame is finished:

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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Big T » July 23rd, 2020, 9:53 pm

Moving right along :beer:


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » July 24th, 2020, 7:28 pm

The small things usually take the longest time:
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Smoke stack cover.

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He is happy to use some of his machines.

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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by tinspark » July 24th, 2020, 10:02 pm

Looking pretty Awesome!!


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 9th, 2020, 10:33 am

A few more progress pics:

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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dirtytires » August 9th, 2020, 11:08 am

Great progress.



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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by JKalchik » August 9th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Great progress...... but I hope that's not a fixed grate in the bottom of the cook chamber. Burning natural lump, I've had "opportunities" with non-burnable material piling up on the burn grate. One of the smartest things I did in my GF was change to a removable grate.


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 9th, 2020, 2:06 pm

JKalchik wrote:Great progress...... but I hope that's not a fixed grate in the bottom of the cook chamber. Burning natural lump, I've had "opportunities" with non-burnable material piling up on the burn grate. One of the smartest things I did in my GF was change to a removable grate.
The grate you see in the first set of pictures is the heat transfer channel. The grate is the side wall of the firebox.

The next set of pictures is of the ash box, so the hole there is the bottom of my fire box. Inside the top of the ash box are the angle “rails” for the removable burn grate.



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Post by JKalchik » August 9th, 2020, 2:07 pm

:LG:
Thanks for clarifying.


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Post by Dargo » August 9th, 2020, 2:11 pm

JKalchik wrote::LG:
Thanks for clarifying.
No problem, I “think” I have all my bases covered in this build.

I welcome tips from experienced users. I will keep a list for the possibility of my next and bigger GF.



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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by tinspark » August 9th, 2020, 2:23 pm

looks really good!


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 9th, 2020, 8:21 pm

More work done on the firebox:

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Post by Big T » August 9th, 2020, 8:34 pm

Nice work! I also thought that the top picture was your charcoal chute and fire box, glad to hear that it wasn't.
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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by mp4 » August 11th, 2020, 10:29 pm

Just some advice about the grate in the transfer tube...make sure you have a way to remove ash from it if it doesn't drop strait into the cook chamber. Mine has 3-4" rectangular tube before it drops into the cook chamber and it loaded up with ash. I didn't notice it until I was investigating low temp issues. I clean it out after every cook now.



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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 11th, 2020, 11:14 pm

mp4 wrote:Just some advice about the grate in the transfer tube...make sure you have a way to remove ash from it if it doesn't drop strait into the cook chamber. Mine has 3-4" rectangular tube before it drops into the cook chamber and it loaded up with ash. I didn't notice it until I was investigating low temp issues. I clean it out after every cook now.
Mine will have the same amount of space more or less. Did not think that would happen, I will have access to that space from the cook chamber but it maybe a little awkward to get to it.

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Post by Dargo » August 15th, 2020, 10:20 pm

A few more progress pics. Plenty of work done the last 2 weekends.

Cutting hole for transfer tube:
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Installing brackets for the charcoal chute:
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Charcoal chute:
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Charcoal chute door:
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Post by Dargo » August 15th, 2020, 10:42 pm

Here are some more. Getting close to smoking some meats


Most of the main parts built:
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Firebox and ashbox:
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Charcoal chute top door:
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Transfer tube attached to firebox:
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Welding the firebox to frame:
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Drilling holes for probes:
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Probes ports with caps:
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End of the day pics:
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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by tinspark » August 15th, 2020, 11:21 pm

looking super cool!
looks like its coming along nicely and is going to work really good!
Will you add the CC hole now for the temp gauge wires if you are planning on getting a controller as indicated a few posts up
Also nice cataloguing..


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dirtytires » August 16th, 2020, 12:01 am

Great work....I like it!



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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 16th, 2020, 8:24 am

tinspark wrote:looking super cool!
looks like its coming along nicely and is going to work really good!
Will you add the CC hole now for the temp gauge wires if you are planning on getting a controller as indicated a few posts up
Also nice cataloguing..
I was thinking of using the probe ports and that the fan cable would be long enough to go under the smoker and reach the intake. One thing I may regret is not putting in a little shelf for the Meater and or temp controller.


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Big T » August 16th, 2020, 9:49 pm

It looks great! How do you plan to seal between the charcoal chute and FB ?


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Post by Dargo » August 16th, 2020, 10:00 pm

Big T wrote:It looks great! How do you plan to seal between the charcoal chute and FB ?
I bought wood stove rope gasket. Enough to make two loops on top of the fire brick if needed.


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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 16th, 2020, 11:04 pm

The door:
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Ordered the coupler to short:
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The fabricator fixed it:
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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by tinspark » August 17th, 2020, 1:08 am

Dargo wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 8:24 am
tinspark wrote:looking super cool!
looks like its coming along nicely and is going to work really good!
Will you add the CC hole now for the temp gauge wires if you are planning on getting a controller as indicated a few posts up
Also nice cataloguing..
I was thinking of using the probe ports and that the fan cable would be long enough to go under the smoker and reach the intake. One thing I may regret is not putting in a little shelf for the Meater and or temp controller.
U still might be able to build a small custom shelf/ inverted pan and rivet or screw it to the outer skin after the fact after U figure out what you are purchasing and have dimensions of the new controller.. Probably will not even look like an after though

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Re: Our Gravity Feed Smoker design and build.

Post by Dargo » August 17th, 2020, 1:12 am

tinspark wrote:
Dargo wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 8:24 am
tinspark wrote:looking super cool!
looks like its coming along nicely and is going to work really good!
Will you add the CC hole now for the temp gauge wires if you are planning on getting a controller as indicated a few posts up
Also nice cataloguing..
I was thinking of using the probe ports and that the fan cable would be long enough to go under the smoker and reach the intake. One thing I may regret is not putting in a little shelf for the Meater and or temp controller.
U still might be able to build a small custom shelf/ inverted pan and rivet or screw it to the outer skin after the fact after U figure out what you are purchasing and have dimensions of the new controller.. Probably will not even look like an after though

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Sounds like a good thought. Will keep it in mind.


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