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

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        #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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          #5
          Awesome!

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

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              #7
              Aaron Franklin has a great video on that.

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

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                  #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
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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

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

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                    #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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                      #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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                        #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
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                          Agile development, eh?

                        • Mr. Bones
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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!!!

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                        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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                          #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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