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  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4235
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    It's a sign...!

    Look what I found lying around in the woods. That looks like a proper BBQ smoker to me, a little unpolished, but still! Got hold of the owner, he gives it away for free. Time to get to work.

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  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 7595
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #2
    I'll be right over to give you a hand, but l do have a bad back & can't do any heavy lifting. 👍🏽👍🏽

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9709
      • Smiths Grove, Ky
      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

      #3
      Is this going to be an Aaron Franklin style smoker Henrik

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      • bbqoaf
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 752
        • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

        #4
        Careful with that thing, it looks awfully familiar, where have I seen something like that before.... Click image for larger version

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        • smokinfatties
          Club Member
          • Oct 2015
          • 521
          • Upland, CA
          • Paul Arquette

            18.5" WSM + stoker
            KBQ C-60
            Weber 22" Kettle + S'n'S + GrillGrates
            BGE XL
            Yoder YS640

          #5
          Awesome!

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          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 12541
            • Near Richmond VA
            • Weber Performer Deluxe
              SNS
              Pizza insert
              Rotisserie
              Smokenator 1000
              Cookshack Smokette Elite
              2 Thermapens
              Chefalarm
              Dot
              lots of probes.
              CyberQ

            #6
            Keep us posted on your progress - I know you will.

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            • Jerod Broussard
              Moderator
              • Jun 2014
              • 9665
              • East Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
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              #7
              Aaron Franklin has a great video on that.

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              • Bob's BBQ
                Club Member
                • Jan 2016
                • 488
                • Wisconsin

                #8
                That's how my baby started. Good luck, and kiss all of your free time good-bye!

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                • Henrik
                  Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 4235
                  • Stockholm, Sweden

                  #9
                  Will arrange for transporting it home in two weeks. Really looking fwd to start cutting and welding! It will roughly look like a Franklin smoker, i.e. like most smokers out there, but I plan to put some custom 'Henrik' tweaks on the inside. I have an MsC in engineering after all, so time to open the thermodynamics books again and apply the knowledge.

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                  • Powersmoke_80
                    Powersmoke_80 commented
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                    Sweet find, are you going to share your secrets with us?

                  • PaulstheRibList
                    PaulstheRibList commented
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                    Yes!!!

                  • Jeff_Carley
                    Jeff_Carley commented
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                    reverse flow here we come
                • Locotech
                  Charter Member
                  • Sep 2014
                  • 346
                  • northern Ontario, Canada
                  • "Livin' hard was easy, when I was young and bulletproof"

                  #10
                  Looks like a great project....have something similar, but still debating on which way to go with it.

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                  • Powersmoke_80
                    Founding Member
                    • Aug 2014
                    • 874
                    • Bay City, Michigan
                    • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
                      Weber 22 w/SnS
                      Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
                      Vermont Castings, gas
                      Masterbuilt smoker, gas
                      Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
                      iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
                      Thermapen instant read
                      Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
                      Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

                    #11
                    What style are you thinking of building, Reverse flow, Traditional offset, or Jambo style with inlet at grate level and above and with outlet at grate level?

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                    • Breadhead
                      Banned Former Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 0

                      #12
                      Great find Henrik ... I'll enjoy watching your work on this build. It's way over my area of expertise by a long shot. Tending a smoker is all I'm capable of. I'll leave building them to you experts.👍 Free is a great price.😉
                      Last edited by Breadhead; October 1, 2016, 03:09 PM.

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                      • Henrik
                        Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 4235
                        • Stockholm, Sweden

                        #13
                        Traditional offset, in the the sense that air flows straight through. Other than that, I have some custom tweaks I will apply. I want my offset (or fire actually) to breathe well. Same thinking as Aaron F there. There will be parts insulated, and yet other parts 'nekkid'. I'll do the math beforehand, then build and verify. If theory doesn't match reality, then redo until it works.

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                        • EdF
                          EdF commented
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                          Agile development, eh?

                        • Mr. Bones
                          Mr. Bones commented
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                          " If theory doesn't match reality, then redo until it works. "

                          Pretty much, life in a nutshell!

                          Please, Henrik, keep us posted!!!
                      • Powersmoke_80
                        Founding Member
                        • Aug 2014
                        • 874
                        • Bay City, Michigan
                        • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
                          Weber 22 w/SnS
                          Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
                          Vermont Castings, gas
                          Masterbuilt smoker, gas
                          Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
                          iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
                          Thermapen instant read
                          Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
                          Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

                        #14

                        Henrik What are your thoughts on this. I started my firebox last year with all the inlets coming in from underneath with hopes of better flow and pre heating inlet air. The two larger ones coming in under the fire grate and two smaller supply air through the door frame that have holes for cross flow. My inlet to cook chamber will be at grate level and above like Jambo style.
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                        View from cook chamber side before welding plate in, Notice holes for cross flow around 2"x2" door frame that goes through bottom. Side channels supplied from 2"x4" tubes through bottom as well.

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                        Front view of air holes coming in under fire grate support.


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                        Bottom view of in lets with 2" of insulation.

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                        • Henrik
                          Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 4235
                          • Stockholm, Sweden

                          #15
                          Great to see another smoker being built!

                          It is hard to say without seeing the rest. Two questions come to mind:
                          1. Is the smoke stack large enough to provide enough suction to pull air through? See if you can just tap-weld the firebox to the food chamber and give it a test run to see how it breathes.
                          2. Do you need pre-heating? I like the idea, but is it needed? This is part of my weekly routine of "kill your darlings" questions I ask myself :-)

                          I'm assuming you will use wood for fuel by the way (meaning it requires a bit more air).

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