Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby garyspriggs » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:01 pm

Nice Looking Smoker, I'll bet you are ready to see some smoke coming out that stack.

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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:17 pm

I feel like I should be in a SA - smokers anonymous- class. It's been 5 weeks since I've smoked. Now I'm trying to figure out what to smoke first.
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby ruffrida2005 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:33 am

A good fatty pork butt is always nice.
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:38 am

Just might have to go with that one. Sounds great at 635 pst.

These are the last two item to place on the smoker. It represents where I work and those that came before me that have since retired. I learned a lot from those men and they allowed me to work along side them for years. Great men indeed
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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:39 pm

Well first seasoning is in the books, thank to everyone here for your help. My smoker has a 50* drop from right to left, even heat to boot.
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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:24 pm

Changed the design slightly
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Tue May 08, 2018 12:05 pm

It's been two years of abuse to this smoker and now I need to fix a few things I feel will make it easier, safer and better to use. I have always felt like the vent was too small for mine and copied a previous Yoder owners idea for my vent improvement. See pic below. I plan on attaching two handles for the fire pit side. 1 for the vent and the other for the handle to open up the box. The next item is to try and see if I can close the lid more on the bbq side. I was never happy with the gap on the bottom of the smoker. I have more smoke come out from there that I care for. The next step is to clean out the bbq and will be asking that if I can't find out a good solution/process to follow. The last item to do is clean, prep and paint the smoker again. I need to add another paint layer the first time but didn't. Now is the time to finish the job.
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'66 GT350S clone
Custom built smoker named Seal Team
Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Tue May 08, 2018 12:06 pm

Copasspupil wrote:It's been two years of abuse to this smoker and now I need to fix a few things I feel will make it easier, safer and better to use. I have always felt like the vent was too small for mine and copied a previous Yoder owners idea for my vent improvement. See pic below. I plan on attaching two handles for the fire pit side. 1 for the vent and the other for the handle to open up the box. The next item is to try and see if I can close the lid more on the bbq side. I was never happy with the gap on the bottom of the smoker. I have more smoke come out from there that I care for. The next step is to clean out the bbq and will be asking that if I can't find out a good solution/process to follow. The last item to do is clean, prep and paint the smoker again. I need to add another paint layer the first time but didn't. Now is the time to finish the job.

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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Rodcrafter » Wed May 09, 2018 5:49 am

The ability to learn from others saves a lot of pain.


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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Wed May 09, 2018 8:19 am

Hope this one works out better.
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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Wed May 09, 2018 12:32 pm

Testing the vent change now and I can attest that it flows better than before. Happy this far
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'66 GT350S clone
Custom built smoker named Seal Team
Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Wed May 09, 2018 4:07 pm

It seemed faster to get the meat up to temp before I wrap it. Then I remembered that this was a 5 pounder while my last one was bigger. I like the color for sure
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'66 GT350S clone
Custom built smoker named Seal Team
Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed May 09, 2018 4:33 pm

Awesome Bark, can't wait to see the innards :tup: :salut:
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Wed May 09, 2018 5:12 pm

Me too. Made an apple butter bbq sauce for those that need it. Three more hours I think to go.
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'66 GT350S clone
Custom built smoker named Seal Team
Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Plans for building an offset backyard smoker

Postby Copasspupil » Thu May 10, 2018 2:51 pm

If the rain would stop it might be easier to finish it but for now. Here we go:
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'66 GT350S clone
Custom built smoker named Seal Team
Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog

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