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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 30th, 2016, 7:42 pm

I don't know about your order, but when I ordered a couple of times lately, it didn't go through. If you didn't get the email confirmation it may still be in your shopping cart. I found that what was causing the issue was internet Explorer doesn't work with bbqsmokersupply.com.

But as soon as I used google chrome it went right through.

I just don't want you to have the same delay I had.

I can send you the phone number to ask about it if you want.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 31st, 2016, 4:25 am

No, they shipped it the very next day. I'm just busting on Frank. :strongbad:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 31st, 2016, 5:26 pm

Got the back vent cover done today.
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Here's a shot of the set up ready for smoking. I added some thru bolts in the back of the shelf to act as a stop to center the drip pan under the drip edge.
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I think I'm actually done!!! :strongbad:
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 31st, 2016, 5:35 pm

Oh, and what a coincidence, a buddy of mine called as I was finishing up and said he found pork shoulders on sale for $1.29/lb! Needless to say if the snow on my deck ever melts pulled pork is on the menu.

BTW RC, I had to jack up the bolts to 1.25" to give the burner some breathing room. We'll see from there.

Pretty pumped to fire her up!


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 31st, 2016, 8:23 pm

Awesome! Looking forward to some Q pics.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 5th, 2016, 4:38 pm

I underestimated how much having an inch air gap for insulation would affect BTU needs. I'm seasoning the smoker as we speak and I can't get it below 275 w/o the wind blowing out the burner. I'll try plugging some of the holes in the burner tomorrow before I do the inaugural cook. Considering it's only ~40 degrees outside, come summertime it'll run even hotter. Other than that, so far so good. I'm able to move it around easily on the wheels. Pics tomorrow.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » February 5th, 2016, 7:18 pm

So does this really just mean you need a smaller burner?


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Squiggle » February 6th, 2016, 3:18 am

Wow, makes me a little more confident about my fridge smoker. :kewl:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 6th, 2016, 5:58 am

It's much easier to find high output burners than others. They tell you max output in BTUs but not how low they'll go unfortunately. I also want to use this as a pizza oven so it needs to get pretty hot, hence the overkill. Since the burner has a double ring of holes I'm going to run some screws in the outer ring and see what happens.

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Post by Rodcrafter » February 6th, 2016, 8:45 am

:beer:

Sounds like that would do it.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 6th, 2016, 3:33 pm

I plugged every other hole on the outer section and it helped but I may need to do more. I also had to raise the bolts for the skillet as the wood chunks kept igniting. I'm getting another batch of Hickory tomorrow from a buddy so we'll see what a fresh batch will do. The stuff I have now is pretty dry.

Ribs and chicken tomorrow so I get to tweak again.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 6th, 2016, 4:20 pm

Almost forgot!
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Pork shoulder and chuckies.
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Post by Rodcrafter » February 7th, 2016, 8:10 am

Don't forget to show us the Q pics. Hey I've wrapped the wood in foil to keep if from burning it works.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by JohnBFryJr » February 7th, 2016, 9:33 am

That looks really sweet. Good job.

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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 7th, 2016, 5:11 pm

JohnBFryJr wrote:That looks really sweet. Good job.
Thanks! So far, so good!


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Post by Pete Mazz » February 7th, 2016, 5:41 pm

Q pics, as promised.
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Weldun » February 7th, 2016, 8:15 pm

Q looks great! I too had issues with my home built gasser burning my wood chunks I raised the wood pan 6" above the burner, made a sealed box with holes in the top with no success , best luck I had was making a smoke generator.
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 7th, 2016, 8:48 pm

The tweaks I made raising the skillet and blocking off some more ports worked fine. What I still need to try now is running it hot to see how high she'll go.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Squiggle » February 8th, 2016, 12:36 am

Tasty look cook dude, well done! :beer:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Stewart » February 8th, 2016, 8:14 am

Now thats a sexy looking unit.



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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » February 8th, 2016, 9:14 am

Heck yeah! Pete looks like some great Q.

I'm looking forward to the gathering more all the time.

Now Stewart what was it you were looking at?
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Stewart » February 8th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Lol that ss cooker food looks good too.



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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 8th, 2016, 6:33 pm

I had to say that for my buddy DC in case he didn't see it.
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 24th, 2016, 6:36 pm

Set it up for the first time in pizza oven mode. Still needs some tweaking tho.
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First up: Cheesesteak Pizza.
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Next was a pepperoni.
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And finally a shrimp pie.
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Not too unhappy but definitely needs work.
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » February 24th, 2016, 7:00 pm

This stuff looks like a darn good dinner!!!![THUMBS UP SIGN]


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