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    Meet 'Slick Rick'

    There's a new brand in town. It's time to introduce y'all to 'Slick Rick', my latest addition. I applied liberal amounts of grease today and ran it hot for a few hours to protect it from rust. It's all done, tweaked and adjusted, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Will do pork belly first to grease it up real good on the inside too.

    Basic features
    • Two slide-out racks, 20x 36" cooking area
    • Industry norm water pan (restaurant pan, stainless)
    • A pluggable hole by the smoke stack for entering thermometer probes
    • Super tight fit for both doors.
    • Wooden handles for look and feel.
    • Offloading shelf for wood/thermometers/et.c.
    • Fireproof bricks as 'floor' in the firebox for heat retention as well as extending the (already long) lifetime of the smoker
    • 8 inch caster wheels in the back, 4 inch swivel casters in the front.
    • Removable smoke stack
    • No firebox vent, but the firebox door can be positioned in fixed 1/2 inch incfements for free air flow.

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    So, what next? Well, this is a prototype. I've ordered a bunch of stuff from a plasma cutter so I'm gonna build a few more. But by having many of the parts machined/cut to precision assembly will be quicker, and it's gonna look way more professional.

    Big shoutout to Ahumadora for all the smoker builder discussions and knowledge sharing we've had on WhatsApp

    #2
    Looks great! Good luck with the new venture!!

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    • Henrik
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      Thank you!

    #3
    Wow Henrik ! Really nice cooker-great workmanship!

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    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      Thanks! It’s gonna be fun cooking on!

    #4
    You get a certified “ WOW “ on that one ,,,,beautiful piece of work !

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    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      Thanks!

    #5
    Looking good Henrik Damm that appple tree is loaded!!! Smoker looks ready to rock!!!

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    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      Yup, and they’re tasty too. Can’t wait for the first cook.

    #6
    Stacked and ready to be packed....

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      #7
      Wonderful. Every success with the venture. I read it first as Stick Rick.

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      • Henrik
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        Stick Rick, now there’s an option! I figured Rude Boy is a bit unpolished, so this is it’s cousin from the city :-)

      #8
      looks great, how about some pics of the inside?

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      #9
      A true work of art that will produce an endless supply of deliciousness. This will provide many years of satisfaction.

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      • Henrik
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        Thanks, I look forward to using it and adding that patina!

      #10
      Purty! Love where Hank's True BBQ is headed

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      • Henrik
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        Thanks, me too. This is _fun_!

      #11
      Lookin' real good.

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        #12
        That is a fine lookin' cooker right there.

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          #13
          A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
          ---- John Keats

          It not only looks good, it looks like it will last forever.

          Nice job, as always, Hank.

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          • Henrik
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            Thank you!

          #14
          That looks great, Henrik.
          Question - when you said you applied liberal amounts of grease and ran it hot to prevent rust....
          Please explain what you did.
          I just bought a Yoder and have heard it's typical for them to develop rust in the first year or so. Your grease process may help remedy this.....

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          • Henrik
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            Yes sure. This is nothing new, this is what we do with cast iron pans. By applying oil (or other fats) and heating it up you polymerize the oil. That means it 'seals' the metal, preventing oxygen from getting in there. This avoids rust.

          • Henrik
            Henrik commented
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            Here’s a video by Mad Scientist BBQ that shows how it’s done: https://youtu.be/aDi9EuI9Y5w

          • Raven Rock
            Raven Rock commented
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            Great info - thanks for taking the time to reply!

          #15
          Nice looking unit you have there, never know it was a prototype.
          Good luck with this new venture

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          • Henrik
            Henrik commented
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            Thank you!

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