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  • jarred.chance
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    Smoker

    I am hobby welder. This is first attempt at building a smoker. I am using 12" or 14" steel pipe i think. Its wall thickness is 3/8. It is very heavy. I am stick and tig practicing. I didn't know steel was so hard to tig. I can make aluminum look much better than my steel welds. I will post more pics later, I have little time off. I am welcoming suggestions. I have never cooked on a smoker before. Just a grill man.(nat or propane,charcoal) I just been lurking here and there trying to see other designs. I have learned that heat control is key to smoking/barbequein' foods. I hope that this heavy pipe will hold heat and my design controls draft!!
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    In Action!!!!!

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  • ohsobad_chevy
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    Yeah, that looks exactly like what I had in mind. I think I am going to make mine heavier so it will last and forget about making it portable.

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  • PTsideshow
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    Originally posted by ohsobad_chevy View Post
    The reason I ask is because I thought about making one slightly smaller for portability. I was going to make a bracket for the receiver hitch to pin it in. Kind of like a tailgating smoker. From the research I have done so far, I don't think I will be able to make one that is light enough and will last very long. I would have to make it out of pretty thin material to keep it lighter.
    there was a photo of one made from a stainless beer keg but the link is no longer working. Here is so real different looking grilles and pits.
    Check out #6 tail gate/receiver grille Scroll down the page till you come to #6

    J.C. Yours turned out real nice, great job!

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  • cncmachinist
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    on the thought of a pto rotisserie its a good idea my smoker is trailer built but the fire pit in the yard is bigger put the hog on a roller and park the skidsteer at the edge and have it rotisserie all day


    that sound like my next project

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  • ohsobad_chevy
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    Originally posted by jarred.chance View Post
    I'm 5'6" and weight 181lbs. I consider myself pretty strong. (and short) I can dead lift 585LBS (thats 12 plates on the bar) for reps. I have to drag smoker to move it. Have yet to place it on scale. But my guess is around 300ish lbs. It is very awkward to try and pick it up. I grab around cook chamber and can get it a few inches off ground but then I can't take any steps with it. Go figure. Nobody will ever want to borrow it more than once, though!!!!!
    The reason I ask is because I thought about making one slightly smaller for portability. I was going to make a bracket for the receiver hitch to pin it in. Kind of like a tailgating smoker. From the research I have done so far, I don't think I will be able to make one that is light enough and will last very long. I would have to make it out of pretty thin material to keep it lighter.

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  • jarred.chance
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    How much does it weight, approx?

    I'm 5'6" and weight 181lbs. I consider myself pretty strong. (and short) I can dead lift 585LBS (thats 12 plates on the bar) for reps. I have to drag smoker to move it. Have yet to place it on scale. But my guess is around 300ish lbs. It is very awkward to try and pick it up. I grab around cook chamber and can get it a few inches off ground but then I can't take any steps with it. Go figure. Nobody will ever want to borrow it more than once, though!!!!!

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  • ohsobad_chevy
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    That is really cool. I am going to make one very similar to that one, but I am going to make mine rectangle.

    How much does it weight, approx?

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  • Stomper
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    Great job. Now lets see what it can do. Finished product of something smoked?

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  • Herb hardy
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    smoker

    Just for you info, pipe up to 12" is measured on the inside (ID)
    from 12" up it is measured on the outside (OD)

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  • welder_one
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    nice build. thanks for sharing the pics!

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  • jarred.chance
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    Finally finished.

    Took much sweat an several burns. The lesson I learned here is If your welding glove has a hole worn in the thumb then buy a new pair!!!! Burn was not that bad just enough to get my attention. Oh and I already cut ends off bolts they were a little long on the shelf.
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  • Vernon
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    Smoker

    Did a great job Hope to see more jobs in the furture Guard on Tractor turn out very nice also.

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  • jarred.chance
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    smoker is almost completed. hope to finish tomorrow.
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  • jarred.chance
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    Had a little time this past weekend.
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    Last edited by jarred.chance; 06-22-2010, 06:20 PM.

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