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Central Alabama Here

Post by BillyR52 » April 16th, 2017, 10:41 pm

Hello everybody. My name is Billy and I like to BBQ.....I'm a firefighter and amateur BBQ'r and I am about to embark on my first build. I recently got into competing and even won reserve grand champion a few weeks ago. Currently using a meadow Creek and a Lang, so you can rest assured that I will be building a RF. Anyway just wanted to say hello and I can't wait to get started, get schooled, and get BBQing.


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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by Big T » April 16th, 2017, 11:03 pm

Welcome aboard!! It's good to see some other guys from Bama on here :beer:


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Post by Pete Mazz » April 17th, 2017, 3:47 am

Welcome! Congrats on the win!!!


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Post by Squiggle » April 17th, 2017, 8:09 am

:welcome:


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 17th, 2017, 9:03 am

:welcome:

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Post by Stewart » April 17th, 2017, 9:03 am

:welcome:



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Post by ajfoxy » April 18th, 2017, 4:59 am

Welcome...


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Post by JonnyJoe » April 19th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Welcome! I might need some measurements off that lang of yours. I'm building a RF based off of a lang, which is difficult having never seen one in person

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Post by The Czar » April 21st, 2017, 10:08 am

Welcome!!!


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Post by temurf » April 22nd, 2017, 7:33 pm

Welcome aboard Billy.


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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by BillyR52 » April 22nd, 2017, 8:28 pm

JonnyJoe wrote:Welcome! I might need some measurements off that lang of yours. I'm building a RF based off of a lang, which is difficult having never seen one in person

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Post by JonnyJoe » April 23rd, 2017, 4:08 pm

BillyR52 wrote:
JonnyJoe wrote:Welcome! I might need some measurements off that lang of yours. I'm building a RF based off of a lang, which is difficult having never seen one in person

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Just let me know what ya need.
Thanks dude! I need about 5 or 6 measurements. First, what size Lang do you own? How far is the firebox inset into the cook chamber? What is the gap at the end of the cook chamber and end of the reverse flow plate? How close is the top of the bottom grate to the reverse flow plate? Length of smoke stack? In the firebox, how tall is the center of the cutout between the firebox and cook chamber, half moon shape? I noticed from pics that the cutout doesn't go all the way to the top of the firebox. What's that measurement? Lastly, from pics I've seen, there appears to be a secondary plate under the reverse flow plate right next to the firebox. How deep is that plate?

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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by BillyR52 » April 13th, 2018, 11:19 am

Well sorry I dropped off the face of the earth there. A lot of life happened and I never got started building my reverse flow. I am back though and can get those measurements if you still need them.....a year later. I competed again and placed first in ribs and second on chicken a few weeks ago.....brisket killed me in ninth. ImageImageImage


Now that things settled a little I am hoping to build a GF mini to start. I have a few guys at the fire station who want me to build them one and are willing to pay. I know several of you guys are in the bbq biz so looking for some tips or advice on building smokers for others/profit?


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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by Big T » April 13th, 2018, 1:19 pm

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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by Rodcrafter » April 13th, 2018, 3:11 pm

:beer: :LG: :beer:

Very nice looking Q


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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by ajfoxy » April 13th, 2018, 4:27 pm

some tips or advice on building smokers for others/profit?
Charge more than it costs you... =))

Seriously, go two thirds to double what the material and consumables cost you. Mainly as you probably won't be able to charge an hourly rate.


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Re: Central Alabama Here

Post by Rodcrafter » April 14th, 2018, 4:53 pm

That seems to work for me. I add stuff like on site smoker, pit master hourly, fuel on site. Over 20 miles I charge per mile.


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