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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Dirtytires » March 12th, 2019, 9:50 pm

Run your numbers thru the pit calculator and it will give you all the dimensions. We call that one the gap....I believe it tells you the square inches of the opening.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Big T » March 12th, 2019, 9:58 pm

The BP gap is the same size as the throat or up to 25% smaller than the throat. I make mine the same as the throat and haven't had any issues.


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » March 12th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Is that the “throat”? Or is that the gap between firebox and CC


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » March 12th, 2019, 10:00 pm

Ok thanks! Sorry my message hit the same time as yours


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » March 12th, 2019, 11:28 pm

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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » March 13th, 2019, 4:34 pm

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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » April 4th, 2019, 10:44 am

Well here is my finished smoker build. I’ve been cooking in it for 2 1/2 weeks working in small changes, adding forgotten features and learning the chambers and operation. I have the cooking temperatures nailed down to consistency and know how long it takes to bring up to temps, adjust, and how to adapt to what I’m cooking. My smoker drafts great and hold steady temps and with the help of my FireBoard Extreme, the finished cooking times, tenderness and temps are easily controlled! I’m proud to have built her and will have a name on her as soon as I cut one out!ImageImageImage


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by towtruck » April 4th, 2019, 11:04 am

Cute little bugger! Looks like a winner. You done good! I'm curious...what did you come up with for a BP? Is it removable like you wanted?



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Chromeski » April 4th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Looks great, something to be proud of.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by ajfoxy » April 4th, 2019, 4:25 pm

That does look good. As for a name, because of the slenderness of the thing... "Thin Lizzie".

Looking at the one pic and seeing your shed in the background... I have a serious case of "shed envy". :D


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Big T » April 4th, 2019, 5:40 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Dirtytires » April 4th, 2019, 11:01 pm

Turned out really nice. Now comes the fun part of using it.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Chromeski » April 5th, 2019, 12:43 am

ajfoxy wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 4:25 pm
That does look good. As for a name, because of the slenderness of the thing... "Thin Lizzie".

Looking at the one pic and seeing your shed in the background... I have a serious case of "shed envy". :D
The house looks to have at least a 3 car garage plus the detached garage, then in the other pic that "shed" is serious. Lots to be envious of there no doubt.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » May 7th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Sorry for not getting back sooner with you guys! The cooking has been great! I made my personal best pork butt and it was phenomenal! Answering some of the questions and curiosities. So the name I still need to do and still looking for a fit. The white shop in the background is where all the fabrication magic happens and a “mechanic’s Disney World” begins haha! The house in the other background is my dad & moms, they just built it last year. I’m truly blessed to have the means, space and tools at my disposal as my father and I build all kinds of stuff. If you ever get time, go check our Gray’s Motorsports page on FB. Back to the smoker, I’m really thanking everyone who pointed me in the right directions on ideas, suggestions and answered questions. This is an awesome page and I’m already looking to build a smoker for my receiver hitch!


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » May 7th, 2019, 9:43 pm

towtruck wrote:Cute little bugger! Looks like a winner. You done good! I'm curious...what did you come up with for a BP? Is it removable like you wanted?
Yes I ended up leaving it removable and it works really really well! The heat stays constant throughout the chamber and grease hasn’t been a problem. I’m able to place tinfoil on top of it to catch all runoff and drips


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Dirtytires » May 7th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Just be careful of that. If your grease gets thru the foil and drips under the plate you could be in for a ruined cook.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » May 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm

10-4, I plan on adding a custom drip pan that’ll sit on top of the plate with an air gap


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Re: New guy on the block

Post by MattJ » May 8th, 2019, 8:30 pm

That's a really nice cooker.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Jim.tucker » May 8th, 2019, 8:53 pm

:welder: Your build looks great sir.



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Re: New guy on the block

Post by Gray1 » May 12th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Thanks!


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