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Best looking grill/ Smoker I've ever seen.. Post your home built grills/ smokers..

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by KeepnitReel, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    This is awesome, have to post it since I just picked up a couple of 55 gallon steel drums to fab up a smoker. Post your smokers/grills !!!! :D:eek:o_O

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  2. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    That is cool but from a practical standpoint it's a grill not a smoker. My opinion.
     
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  3. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Sorry Rick , how do I change the title on this posting not to mislead people that the picture is not a smoker o_O
     
  4. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    TRAEGER BBQ Model 100 I bought it from traeger back when they were made In Mt.Angel

    has about 1100 square inches of cooking area

    I have never had one problem with

    I'll bet it weighs 400 + lbs all stainless



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    Traeger PTG Plus 173 Sq inch of cooking surface
    have had it about 3 years never had a problem


    The reason I mention having never had a problem, Is I see a lot of people bubbleguming about traeger and how cheap they are made yet the ones I have work great, and I have had the model 100 for 13years

    anyway i have posted mine who esle has them
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  5. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Love the traeger products, but good god they are expensive. My folks have the pellet Traeger and is so simple to use. I know they will last a life time, but need something a little bigger for smoking and love diy projects.

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  6. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I think traegers are now made in China and the quality of materials has since dropped off. I would love to find an older one made here in OR but no such luck lately.
     
  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Depends on if there is a box back between the wheels to put fuel in, then it would be a smoker also.



    Loving guns and BBQ, I would love to have that at my house.
     
  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My wife started with an off the shelf - Brinkman off-set box smoker - I think we bought at Lowe's.

    We modified it.

    In the firebox, we had a friend fabricate an expanded steel box - so the fire is not on the thin metal box which came with the unit. Simple box, cut a sheet of expanded steel and fold to shape, sized to fit.

    We then added a steel shelf - 2 sheets of steel - which can be adjusted. These just ride on the bottom of the smoker section. Using multiple thermometers temperature is measured and the steel adjusted by sliding. This helps even out the heat.
    If needed, due to weather conditions, we have a heat blanket.

    I also built a pad from gravel and concrete tile for it live on.
    Invested in a couple of coolers - you need to crutch the brisket and anything you pull.
    And a couple of tables.






    Although we used simple steel sheet - rather than the diamond plate






    If you'all are looking to sample some championship BBQ - look on line for contests in your area.

    PNWBA and Kansas City both run contests thruout the year in our area.

    In most cases, subject to local ordinances, you can buy the samples the pit masters made but didn't use for turn in - a couple of dollars a rib kind of pricing.
    Good stuff.

    My wife is a judge, not a competitor. I can't let her order BBQ at any restaurant - she always wants to, and is always disappointed. If the place is not out of Q by about 1pm, then it is not a championship place - it is a restaurant. There are differences.
    IMO best BBQ in the area is the Ranch House - just west of Olympia.


    http://www.pnwba.com/

    Next up the 'Couve
    5th Annual Winter Blues Rib Rally* Vancouver, WA 3/12/16


    5th Annual Winter Blues Rib Rally
    Saturday, March 12th, 2016
    Pacific Park Fire Station
    1501 NE 164th Avenue
    Vancouver, WA USA


    They do need judges - you have to Pay to take their class first.
    But you eat real good.
     
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  9. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    OP you said you have 55 gallon drums already?

     
  10. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm going to do a horizontal version then the vertical in the video. Thank you for the video Rick.
     
  11. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I would love to be a judge , just need to find one of those motorized rascal scooter to get me to the truck after I eat myself sick.
    :s0021:
     
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  12. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    What ever floats your boat. Remember an offset like what you are planning is much harder to keep a steady low temperature than an upright. A controllable pit is the first rule of good BBQ. The second rule is refer to rule 1.
     
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  13. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Roger that , good baffling and tunable exhaust that's at or lower then your first rack will give a swirl effect on a stead even heat through all racks. Worst case , I'll have a huge corn on the cob bbq.;)
     
  14. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Well folks , here she is. 300 gallon smoker with a 80,000 btu grill (which is the smaller door of the three). Just waiting for my 5" rain caps for the exhaust , that will also be tunable. Did a test run before paint and held perfect temps.

    Heavy beast. Everything but the internal baffle is 1/4" cold rolled steel plate..

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  15. Oregonhunter5

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    Google sawtooth pellet smokers
    That's mine.
    Love it!
    If I made more money I'd buy a Mak
     
  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    NICE KIT!! Those look like lawn tractor tires, are they highway rated?
     
  17. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    Wondering why you placed the exhaust so close to your heat source
     
  18. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Ya the tires came off my toro ZTR when I upgraded them. Not highway rated, I use my tractor to tow around the property and have a tilt trailer I just back it up when I need to transport it. Thank you

     
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  19. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    What a fun build.

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  20. KeepnitReel

    KeepnitReel Battle Ground Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    The dragster look. Lol

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