TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by The Czar » January 20th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Very different...color me intrigued...


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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » January 21st, 2019, 10:46 pm

I got the shelf guides in on one side today. They are spaced 7” between each shelf, that should be plenty of room I’m thinking.
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » January 21st, 2019, 10:52 pm

Looks good to me. Any more racks and it gets cluttered in a hurry.




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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by ajfoxy » January 25th, 2019, 2:48 am

Looking good. :kewl:


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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » January 26th, 2019, 4:32 pm

I got the top of the CC on and all the doors cut out. Before I mount the doors I would like to get some gasket material so I know where to mount the hinges so I get a good seal. What is everyone’s favorite gasket brand or materials? I’ve been looking at the LavaLock and FireBlack as potential winners. I look forward to your input, thanks!
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by towtruck » January 26th, 2019, 5:28 pm

I used the lavalock 3/16x1/2" on my doors and it works well. I can run my probe wire through the doors and it stays sealed.



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Post by Dirtytires » January 27th, 2019, 1:33 am

Ditto...lava rock has held up great for the last 3years. Skeptical of the “self stick” but it is still holding and shows no sigh of failing anytime soon.



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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » February 5th, 2019, 11:00 am

Cooking grates are done and doors should be on in the next couple days. Getting close!
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by ajfoxy » February 5th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Looking good. Fair bit of shelf space there. I bet you can't wait to get it up and running.


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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Big T » February 5th, 2019, 7:45 pm

:yth: :kewl:


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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Chromeski » February 5th, 2019, 9:51 pm

Looks great, when does the brewery open? I'm hungry and thirsty.



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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » February 9th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Hopefully the brewery will be open late April or May. I can’t wait to fire this pit up and lure people in with the amazing aroma from the smoker. I got the firebox almost done. I need to make a door latch, handles for the inlet doors and a basket. Any general rules for how big the basket should be or just make it so it fits thru the door?
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Big T » February 9th, 2019, 6:29 pm

A lot of guys are building a tapered fire basket that's wider at the top and narrow at the bottom to keep the coal bed centered in the basket. Another thing is to keep the side of the basket closest to the door low enough that you don't have to pull it out to add wood.
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by mp4 » February 9th, 2019, 10:28 pm

You may want to move your grate higher in the firebox. Mine was low like yours and the ash would pile up as high as the grate.

The higher grate also allows room to pre-heat your splits too.



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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » February 11th, 2019, 12:19 am

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I made some handles today out of some Model T emergency brake levers, Model T valve springs and some rebar.
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » February 11th, 2019, 12:22 am

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The handles turned out pretty cool.
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by ajfoxy » February 11th, 2019, 4:08 am

Nice handles... :kewl:


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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by mp4 » February 11th, 2019, 10:11 am

Awesomeness!



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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by towtruck » February 11th, 2019, 1:37 pm

TTsOldIron wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 12:22 am
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Nice.....I built Model A's and worked on T's for years and cannot tell you how many brake rods, valve springs, levers and other parts have made it onto various projects over the years......my smoker intake is using two ball joint springs...
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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Mo Smoke » February 24th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Man I have been sleeping on your build. It’s coming along great. Question...How long is is or was the tank to start?


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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Buffalo » February 24th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Question. With the squared doors, will there be a hearing difference on the top shelf where it sticks out more than the bell of the barrel?



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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » February 25th, 2019, 11:45 pm

As long as your doors are closed, the heat should equalize fairly quickly in the chamber. Every cooker has cool spots tho so keep an eye on it. If it is, just rotate the meat half way thru and you should be good.



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Re: TT’s Old Iron Brewery RF Smoker build

Post by TTsOldIron » March 17th, 2019, 8:09 pm

I’m back to work on the smoker after a little break, I was hanging sheet rock in the brewery. I made a charcoal basket and got several sides of the firebox insulated and sealed up today.
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