Modding my Smoker...

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  1. Metalman

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    #1 Metalman, May 23, 2015
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    Sooo.... My 6 year old Webber grill is pretty much shot.... The last couple of times I've used it I've needed to prop up the frame with some strategically placed lawn chairs to keep the grill from collapsing...

    Went and picked out a new smoker grill from Lowe's.... $20 off Memorial Day sale...

    Got it down at the shop after work and put it together... Started modding it with a few changes I have in mind... Pictures to follow...:D

    Let there be BBQ....:drool
     
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    So are you adding a reduction pulley and coil overs?
     
  3. Metalman

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    Jeff, It already has an OEM stainless exhaust system....:D
     
  4. old81

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    What! You did not jump on the 310 3 burner new Weber Grill, that is my target!

    I guess I could even smoke some meats in it.:)

    Pictures of the mods please and the first dinner!

    Don
     
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    Ahh, so thats why I heard the truck on a Saturday.
     
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    My holland grill has been bulletproof for 6 years. Amazing.
     
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    Mine has smoked a plethora of pork and assorted other critters since I got it in '07.

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    #8 Metalman, May 24, 2015
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    Wow.... Now that's a serious smoker...:Thumbsup:

    HaHa... Here's my "BEFORE" picture....:D

    Mine looks similar, but yours has nicer wheels....

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    That's a nice looking little rig. Charcoal right? Just a suggestion, but make sure you season it well before you cook the first time. It'll make the food taste better and the cooker last longer. From the picture it looks like you'll be able to easily smoke a couple of butts using an offset fire. Just remember, and tell your spectator friends "if you're lookin', you ain't cookin'". Enjoy that puppy and have of good weekend.
     
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    True smokers, waiting for the mods. Wow, that is one big smoker with nice wheels that vetsvette pictured, event worthy! :)
     
  11. Metalman

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    Excellent suggestion....

    The briquette tray seems to be coated with a heavy layer of an oily substance, to keep the raw steel from rusting in the box I'm sure... Will definitely fire it up and season the smoker to get rid of any petroleum products on the inside...

    No ...."Why does my steak taste like STP?" .... Comments...

    Thanks for the reminder Vetsvette..

    I'll bet your rig has seen some good times...:Thumbsup:

    Got any "Special " dry rubs recipe you want to share????:D
     
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    Just did a 13 hour low and slow cook on an 8 lb brisket. There's hardly any left today...

    My favorite brisket rub--it's simple: 1/3 cup each of sea salt, black pepper, dark brown sugar, paprika, and chili powder.
     
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    After years of experimenting I have yet to find anything better than Bad Byrons Butt Rub for pork. I judged KCBS BBQ contests for seven years and have been catering BBQ off and on since '09 and am still using Butt Rub for my pork.

    Seafood & Barbeque Rubs and Seasonings Source - Butt Rub.com
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    hehehe he said "butt rub" hehehe
     
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    Good to know... Watched his video's...:Thumbsup:

    I'll have to try it...

    Thanks!
     
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    You don't need a smoker, just put that Pork Butt on the turbo & get things good & hot. Twenty miles later you are ready for a road side picnic. :D
     
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    If you want the pork butt smoked, lay a bed of hickory chips on top of the turbocharger before placing the pork butt.

    Mmmmm!
     

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