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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/3/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:41 pm

JamesB wrote:Should be enough firebox for that size pit. The question will be what effect is that tuning pipe thingy going to have on the heat and it's movement within the pit...


In my 250 gallon cooker we used a square tube and it works fantastic. There are vents cut out with the plasma torch to let the heat and smoke into the cooking chamber, and are evenly spaced. In this pit, the pipe is at the very top of the firebox so the heat should flow through it pretty good i think. We shall see :D
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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/3/09 pics

Postby JamesB » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:44 pm

bwsdj wrote:
JamesB wrote:Should be enough firebox for that size pit. The question will be what effect is that tuning pipe thingy going to have on the heat and it's movement within the pit...


In my 250 gallon cooker we used a square tube and it works fantastic. There are vents cut out with the plasma torch to let the heat and smoke into the cooking chamber, and are evenly spaced. In this pit, the pipe is at the very top of the firebox so the heat should flow through it pretty good i think. We shall see :D


Looking forward to hearing the results. I have no experience using a system like that. I've seen 'em, but ain't never cooked on one.
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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/3/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:15 pm

Got over to the welding shop this morning and saw smoke coming out of the Stacks :D :D . My buddies decided to fire it up and give it a test and it worked like a champ. I put the gauges in temporarily to see what the temps were running and they were within 10 degrees from one side of the tank to the other. The pipe we use to distribute the heat really works like a champ. They ended up getting some leg quarters and cooking them up, didn't want to see a great fire go to waste. The chicken turned out fantastic. They also got the trailer all ready for the Grille to mount on . We still need to build warming box, Sandblast, paint and then mount on trailer. I'm thinking the warming box will be either 3 or 3.5 feet tall and 30" wide 30" deep.
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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/3/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:29 pm

Well we have made a Design change, we are going to build the warming box on the opposite end of the tank instead of right over the firebox. WE came to this decision based on the weight distribuiton on the trailer and to kind of equal the out the tank. I think this will work out better in the long run. Plus now we can use the top of the firebox for cooking or heating large pans. I have attached a few more pics.

we put the gauges in temporarily to see how the temps were running (Bubba Q Thermomters)
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Another shot of the tank, cant wait till its sandblasted and painted
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front of the trailer, GO USF BULLS
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u can see the brakets welded in where the tank will mount to, they also moved all the trailer wiring to the opposite side of the trailer to avoid heat damage
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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/8/09 pics

Postby Rich777 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:54 pm

Dang 'it b, that is one serious smoker ya got there. Lookin' good.. Gonna have her done by football season?
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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/8/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:51 pm

Rich777 wrote:Dang 'it b, that is one serious smoker ya got there. Lookin' good.. Gonna have her done by football season?



Thanks Rich777, Im sure hoping its gonna be done. My buddy thinks it will be done the end of this week, or middle of next week. Once its all painted and on the trailer there are still some things i want to add to the trailer. I would like to put a deep fryer setup on there, looking into a sink and water tank with a 12 volt pump, and looking into finding a nice used gas grille to mount on the side to.
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Re: Building a New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/8/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:29 pm

Was over at the welding shop this morning and they were cutting out my warming box. The dimensions will be 30"x30"x 36" Tall, and will be built out of 1/4" Plate. I attached a few pics of the sheet they were cutting the pieces out of. I am working at the Fire station tomorrow and am hoping that when i can go by Wednesday the box will be completed and welded on. :D


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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/10/09 pics

Postby Bluz » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:23 pm

That is gonna be some kinda smoker Brother. Nice job and looks as though its coming right along.
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/10/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:02 pm

The Warming box is on and man does it look like a Beast :D :D WE still have some finishig stuff to do on the warming box, like putting the mount for the Thermometer on, building the 4 racks for the inside,ETC. And of course we still have to sandblast and paint the whole thing.

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We still need to put a piece of flat bar across top right above door to keep rain water out
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we also put a spot to lock the door so no one can tamper with stuf inside
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/12/09 pics

Postby OSD » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:43 pm

That's a monster. :shock: :lol: :lol: Lookin' real good. :thap:
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/12/09 pics

Postby JamesB » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:54 pm

Yeppers, dat's a biggun right there!
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/12/09 pics

Postby nbrdnck » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:34 am

that is going to be a great smoker.
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/12/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:47 pm

thanks for all the Great comments, cant wait to post some pics of it completed and me BBQ'ng on it. Was over there today and they were cooking some Mojo Marinated Backstrap in it, smelled and tasted AWESOME.
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/12/09 pics

Postby bwsdj » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:28 pm

Got to go to a conference this week for work so next week will be sandblasting, painting and mounting to the trailer. CANT WAIT
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Re: Building New 325 gallon Trailer mounted Smoker 8/12/09 pics

Postby Bluz » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:11 pm

Yall have done a great job!!! I am really looking forward to some pics of some grub on that Bad Boy!!!
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