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Thread: My new project!

  1. #21
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    Default Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by unclelchap View Post
    jerry, that thing looks great! looks like youve been doin this for more than a day or two

    I grew up on the farm fixin and building. Just take it for granted I guess.
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
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  2. #22
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    Default Just about done!

    I have it mounted on the trailer and bolted down

    I have finished building the cooking grates and installed them!

    Just about ready for first fire

















    This one shows the grease drain below the cooking grate.
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
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    Good looking pit, Jerry! That thing is a monster of a smoker. I think you could feed the whole 'Joint!
    Kev
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    Nice pix! I can't wait to see some meat smoking on it!
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    Nice piece of work Jerry.

    You gonna get it powder coated?

  6. #26
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    I had not thought about the powder coating. Is that competative with painting? I am going to have it sand blasted for certain. I have bought a quart of paint.
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
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    Default Test Fire #1

    Smokin OAKIE

    I finished insulating the bottom of the fire box last night. Just could not stand it any longer and built a test fire. All I had was 6 pieces of 1.5" by 3" by 12" oak from a pallet plus 2 12" 2x4's plus a hand full of sticks from the yard!

    Took about 1/2 hour to get to 300. Another 1/2 hour made 350. Temperature was pretty uniform form end to end lest that 5 degrees at 300, less than 10 degrees at 350, as the fire cooled I noted the difference end to end was 25 degrees! I will fool with the tuning plates and experiment with a water heat sink.

    Temperature 3" above the cooking gate was 225 and constant!

    The temperature fluctuated along the top, but not at the grate!

    Fire lasted about 3 hours. Not To Bad!!!

    The draft was immediate and thin blue smoke. Fire burned clean and had good swirl inside. Door opening recovery was very fast! Less than 10 minutes!

    I am so pleased!

    The first offical fire will be Feb 28. We will build a good fire and cook some bisquets. And get the know my new girl. So far she has been pretty even tempured! We will name her at the offical first fire ceremony. Plus a lot of adult beverages will be consumed!

    Thanks for the tip on the tuning plates. I must be living right getting the plates located on the first try. Pretty Lucky HUH!

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    Feb 28th? You show great patience!

    Don't forget the pictures, Jerry.....and don't forget to have an adult beverage for each and every one of us.
    Kev
    GOSM 3405
    UDS - One of a set of twins
    Custom Stick Burner - "Latifah".....(yeah, she's big and beautiful)
    Certified KCBS Judge

    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
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  9. #29
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    Powder coat is more expensive that paint, but you don't have to do it. they have to do it for you.

    If done right it will far out last paint, but it won't hold up on your firebox unless the firebox is extremely well insulated.

    I don't thik a quart of paint will come anywhere near covering that rig well. It might be enough to turn the whole thing black, but not really paint it.

    The reason there was a bigger difference in the temps from one end to the other aas the fire burnt down is that the convection currents were reduced as the temp of the fire cooled. That's why a hot fire is essential in cooking with a good sized stick burner.

    Can't wait to see pix of the rig in action!

  10. #30
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    man thats looking good, can you take a pic with someone standing beside it as in front of the doors while its on the trailer so my litlle p brain can measure it up

    oh yeah tell me more about all the plane pics again, i cant remember how you come across them again, ie work,air etc
    Last edited by Jake; 02-18-2009 at 11:35 PM.
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