Building a Cowboy Cooker (Fire Pit On Steroids)

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Building a Cowboy Cooker (Fire Pit On Steroids)

Post by Miketheforester » August 24th, 2014, 9:04 pm

Thought about building a brick fire pit, but I couldn't figure out where to put it so that it wouldn't eventually get in the way (I live on an average city lot). Solution, build a big ass over engineered excessively heavy steel fire pit. And, as long as I am building a big steel fire pit, why not weld on all kinds of gadgets and extra crap. Hence, how a cowboy cooker is born... Eureka! Here is the base, the end off of what I'm guessing was a 250 gallon propane tank 30" in diameter on 24" legs (sorry postin the build was an after thought, after several beers, that's why the legs and braces are already attached).
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Post by Miketheforester » August 24th, 2014, 9:18 pm

Here is another shot that shows the extent of the pit. At least I should be able to throw in big-ish hunks of firewood.
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Post by Miketheforester » August 24th, 2014, 9:22 pm

Had to put on some inspirational food.
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Post by Miketheforester » August 24th, 2014, 9:28 pm

So, I rolled a ring of 1/2" square tubing at Smokerbuilder HQ to make a foot warming rest on the side of the pit. This is how I laid the spokes out. I was really hoping I did my math right and the ring would fit after I welded the spokes on. Luckily all went well and the ring actually fit on.
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Post by Miketheforester » August 24th, 2014, 9:31 pm

Here is how the the project ended the night. Next step is to start adding cooking gadgets. To be continued...
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Post by SmokinFF » August 24th, 2014, 10:09 pm

:LG: Mike. This may have to be cut and pasted one day. :beer:


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Post by Gizmo » August 25th, 2014, 5:08 am

MTF that looks like a fun project getting off to a great start!! :kewl:


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Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » August 25th, 2014, 7:25 am

Nice build Forester. You must have had a ton of time to think about this build as you were fighting fires out west.


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Post by Big T » August 25th, 2014, 9:55 pm

:LG:


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Post by Rodcrafter » August 26th, 2014, 6:31 am

:LG:


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Post by The Czar » August 26th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Dude that turned out great!!!


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Post by Smokeone » September 1st, 2014, 1:04 pm

Nice work MTF!


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I give it :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd


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Here is the last element of this build. I was given advice that a drain would be a nice addition, so why not make it big enough to use as a clean out? It is also designed so that it can be partially opened to get air flowing the fire rolling.


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Post by Miketheforester » October 26th, 2014, 6:54 pm

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Here is the final product. It came out pretty good overall. I still have some additions planned such as a Dutch oven hook, but that may be a while down the road or I may decide I don't need it, only time will tell.


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Post by Miketheforester » October 26th, 2014, 7:04 pm

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One more item, and I know I am tempting the spammer hammer, but I ordered a Classic Accessories Veranda model cover for the pit. Of course I don't want to put time and money on this project just to allow it to be turned into a bird bath, so for $19 this seems like cheap investment protection and so far it seems really nicely built with decent canvas type material. I will definitely report back if it turns out to be junk.


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Post by The Czar » October 26th, 2014, 8:14 pm

Dude that turned out nice


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Post by Miketheforester » October 26th, 2014, 8:34 pm

Thanks DC, it was a fun project.
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Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » November 6th, 2014, 9:30 pm

Nice job Forester


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Post by Gizmo » November 7th, 2014, 6:45 pm

MTF that there's a keeper! :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 11th, 2014, 5:44 pm

It is nice so much so that I had to use some of the design elements on the one I'm putting on my trailer rig. Good job! MTF


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Post by Miketheforester » November 11th, 2014, 10:29 pm

Thanks all.


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Post by Tom_Heath » December 9th, 2014, 12:06 am

That is pretty stinking awesome.


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Post by The Czar » December 16th, 2014, 5:52 pm

Isn't though? Not bad for a state worker...


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