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  1. #1
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    Default Building a stickburner?

    I have two inmates working for me who are very good welders and will be here with me for a few months. I also have in my possession 7 feet of 26" pipe.

    I am thinking we need to build a Horizon clone.

    Any suggestions/ideas would be helpful!
    ~Mike~
    www.buttloversbbq.com
    Big Green Egg - Large
    Backwoods - Custom Party
    FEC 100

  2. #2
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    Will be a great project. Measure twice - cut once. No real suggestions other than bring us pics and document it all the way thru for yourself and everyone else too.

    Can't wait to see it come together.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  3. #3
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    Go measure the cooker you want to clone and build a copy.

  4. #4
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    Default Suggestions??

    That will be a very nice size cooker! Horizon pits are great!

    My next cooker will made out of a 30" x 6 foot piece of pipe that I have!

    Now Lessons I learned on my last one and will do differently on the next one:

    1. I will use 2" tubing to build the fire box and insulate it.

    2. I will make one door and counterwieght it. I made two doors and that complecated the shelves and is a big disadvantage.

    3. I will make the shelves full extension so I can pull then out turn and look the meat over as I cook.

    4. The bottom of the door wil be below the centerline of the cooking chamber and not extend so far up.

    5. I will position the bottom and middle shelves so that they can be the same size and I will add slides in between on two inch centers so that I have some ability to vary the distance between the shelves.

    6. I will also have some extra shelves so I can add shelves for increased capacity for ribs.

    7. I will also not make the bottom of the trailer out of expanded metal. I will use diamond plate or similar.

    8. I will also add some storage and take advantrage of many of the Ideas utilized in the Geer Pit.

    9. I will also make it a reverse flow.

    Things that I did right:

    1. I like the 6" smoke stake and how I positioned the bottom of the stack below the centerline or at least below the bottom shelf

    2. I like how I placed part of the Fire box inside the cooking chamber!

    3. I like how I placed the a water pan over the fire box as a heat sink and a great place for steaming and adding moisture.

    4. I like the small shelf along the top, that Tim talked me into, for setting glazes and by the way is just enough hotter to cook chicken at 325 while cooking brisket and pork butts at 225-250.

    5. I like the external drain and external water fill.

    6. I really like how i placed a false bottom in the pipe to insure a gravity grease drain away from the fire box. This is of course a mute point if I build it as reverse flow.

    7. I really like how I stratified my cooker so that I have a variety of cooking zones for different items. I do have a hot spot that I use and veiw as an advantage!!

    This is what I learned on my last build. I hope this is of some help!

    Please post pictures as you go like I did. A great pit is in the details! I am really looking forward to seeing your creation.

    I have several links to supplyers of hinges etc. I would be glad to share.
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
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    Good Luck with that, Mike.
    Make sure they don't steal it after building it.
    ~Brian~
    BBQ Jones comp team
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    KCBS CBJ

  6. #6
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    Default What ever happened?

    Have you gotten to this project? If so what is the Status?
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
    Member KCBS and Certified Judge

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    Jerry - still building a reverse flow? Now I am thinking about reverse flow! I don't know??? I can't make up my mind...
    ~Mike~
    www.buttloversbbq.com
    Big Green Egg - Large
    Backwoods - Custom Party
    FEC 100

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butt Lover's View Post
    Jerry - still building a reverse flow? Now I am thinking about reverse flow! I don't know??? I can't make up my mind...
    Yes I am building a reverse flow. They are easier to tune and have uniform Temp through out. I am also building a xouple of cabinette smokers as well. Never have enough toys.
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
    Member KCBS and Certified Judge

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    I know a guy in Michigan who built a double reverse flow and he love the way it performs....
    ~Brian~
    BBQ Jones comp team
    KCBS Member
    KCBS CBJ

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    I think I will build a reverse flow also, I just got a 250 gal tank so why not?
    ~Mike~
    www.buttloversbbq.com
    Big Green Egg - Large
    Backwoods - Custom Party
    FEC 100

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