Working on my smoker again!

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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Dirtytires » February 24th, 2016, 7:33 pm

Is that a pizza stone?



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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Weldun » February 24th, 2016, 8:03 pm

if you need a second opinion on the pizza I'll gladly help you out, I love pizza and those look pretty darn good to me


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 25th, 2016, 5:29 am

Dirtytires wrote:Is that a pizza stone?
Yea, 17" round x 5/8" thick. I have 2 steels 3/8" thick, stainless of course. I need to find the sweet spot in the cooker so the top and bottom brown at the same time. Ah well, more test pizzas!


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 25th, 2016, 5:33 am

Rodcrafter wrote:This stuff looks like a darn good dinner!!!![THUMBS UP SIGN]
If we need more food at the gathering :wsm: ...... I can make a brisket stromboli!


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » February 25th, 2016, 7:23 am

That sounds pretty darn good Pete.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by forty_creek » February 25th, 2016, 12:12 pm

Strong Work Pete!


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by The Czar » February 25th, 2016, 8:34 pm

I saw...I'm always watching


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 26th, 2016, 4:35 am

The Czar wrote:I saw...I'm always watching
Just checkin'. :beer:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 27th, 2016, 11:55 am

Just prepped some more ribs for tomorrow. Soaking another corned beef brisket for fauxstrami again too. Yes, I'm on a binge.... :chef:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » February 27th, 2016, 12:21 pm

:beer:

Boy Pete, when you got that cooker made you went to smokin didn't you? I need to do some of that fauxstrami too, I think. :bigfoot:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » February 27th, 2016, 2:15 pm

Hey, 3 years of waiting makes a guy hungry! :homer:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 28th, 2017, 4:55 am

Forever tweaking this smoker. Changed burners and regulators several times. Wanting to make it a do-all smoker/pizza oven/cold smoker I installed an electric element in it and plan on using a PID controller with it that my brother sent me. I'll post some pics later but I'm going to try my hand at smoking some cheese. I have some cheddar, Gruyere, pepper jack, and others unwrapped and in the fridge drying out a little. Plan on using apple and setting the PID to 75F and, as it's only going into the 30's today, we'll see if the burner can maintain 75. When I installed it in the fall it got up to 200F in my garage so I'm hoping it'll work.


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 28th, 2017, 10:09 am

Here's the controller
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This is the thermostat that plugs into the electric element. This gets plugged into the PID and just left on high.
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The element sits on the bottom of my smoker and the chunk of wood just smolders.
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And the cheese!
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I'll have to get some longer splits as the chunks don't sit on enough of the element to keep going. I had to keep the door open just so it would cycle faster.
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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 28th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Nice. Hey Pete I haven't done any cheese but I understand that you have to let it sit for a week or so before trying it. I've heard it tastes like an ashtray otherwise. But I love cheese!!!! MP4 has the source for that stuff


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by mp4 » January 28th, 2017, 8:43 pm

Rodcrafter wrote:Nice. Hey Pete I haven't done any cheese but I understand that you have to let it sit for a week or so before trying it. I've heard it tastes like an ashtray otherwise. But I love cheese!!!! MP4 has the source for that stuff


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Squiggle » January 28th, 2017, 9:23 pm

Yep, definitely tastes like ashtray straight out of the smoker. I vacuum pack mine & leave it for a week or two, tastes so much better after that, although the end piece is still very strong. :kewl:

Always tweaking huh? Sounds like you've been reading too many of RC's threads, hahaha. =))


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 29th, 2017, 4:37 am

It's vac packed and in the fridge for 2 weeks!
too many of RC's threads
No. If it was RC's project he would've tied a cow to his smoker and made a cheese making section on it from 1/2" steel! :BS:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Rodcrafter » January 29th, 2017, 9:42 am

Thanks Pete I know you got my back. Oh wait was that a ding?


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Squiggle » January 29th, 2017, 3:33 pm

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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by Pete Mazz » January 30th, 2017, 5:09 am

Oh wait was that a ding?
No. You're the king of "one smoker to rule them all" :beer:


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Re: Working on my smoker again!

Post by DMW » March 22nd, 2019, 5:52 am

good stuff Pete, thx for sharing! you used MIG for that? did you used tri-mix gas and ss wire ?
or did you use SS fluxcore - i tried using that once and it was a disaster.

also, what are the btu's on that burner? is it a burner from a turket fryer?

you got that thing up to 500*!?!? wow. - my crappy home depot gasser (whixh i will be replacing with a home built one) barely reaches 300*.



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