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Newby and new build in Oz

Postby Ozsmoker » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:52 am

Hi all, wasn't sure if I should put this in new members or pit build.
Thanks for the add to the forum, I've been lurking for a while getting build ideas from this and other forums so I thought it was time to introduce myself and show you what I've been up to.
My name is Andrew and I'm from Wollongong, (just south of Sydney) Australia.
I decided to build a smoker due to my wife and I being in the States for our honeymoon a few years back and loved the type of bbq you guys served up.
Opportunity came up to score an old air receiver from work and the ideas started to flow. I guess I'll just let the build pics talk for themselves.
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Doors cut

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Hinges on

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End plate, flue and flue baffle on

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Floor and drain

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Rack runners and bottom racks made

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Fire box on

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Back from blasters

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First coat

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Second coat and fully assembled but it seems to be missing something

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Finally complete. I named her "The Razorback"


Well, that's her. It took a while to build due to first trying to go off pics, then changed design, then found the pit calculator and had to change design again. It was a lot of trial and error bug got there in the end and I'm happy with the final product.
Thanks to all who give their ideas and advice to people on this forum.
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:33 am

Welcome to the forum Ozsmoker. :D Very nice work on your cooker I like it. :D
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby Boots » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:38 am

Always good to have Aussies and Kiwis and the like on the forum. Just good people. Welcome aboard, the bar is in the bow, the kitchen is amidships, and the head is in the stern. Grab a drink and enjoy the view.
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:18 am

Andrew, welcome to the forum. Nice pit, watching for some cook photos. CF :D
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby Ozsmoker » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:29 pm

I appreciate the welcome. I figured if I'm going to learn about the bbq I enjoy cooking and eating, I may as well join up with the people who know what they are doing.
First cook was some simple chicken legs in a bbq sauce marinade. They lasted about two minutes on the table and tried a pork shoulder last night with a dry rub. Got a light bark on it and an awesome smoke ring, but just need to get it more tender.
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby egghead » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:45 pm

Excellent work - welcome to the forum
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby Papa Tom » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:42 pm

Welcome aboard OZ good ta have ya.....looks like you are well on your way to goodness...
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby BladeRunner » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:20 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Great looking pit.
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby CaptJack » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:30 pm

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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby bondobill » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:08 pm

G'day mate :cheers:
Welcome to the far north Andrew
U found the best BBQ forum out there. A whole bunch of friendly folk more then happy to share.
I spent some time down under last fall....our fall :lol: loved it .
Plan on going back again

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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby Finatic » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:41 am

Welcome to the forum. Great job on your smoker build! :cheers: She's going to be around for a long time.
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Re: Newby and new build in Oz

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:16 pm

Great work, OZ, and Welcome - - - if she cooks as good as she looks then you'll soon be the envy of your friends down under :tup: :cheers:
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