Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Steveo » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:44 pm

I’m thinking about building a backyard bbq pit that would have a smoker and a firebox in it. Don’t want it to be to heavy that I can’t move I myself .. I need to find a pipe that would work to build and I could get the plat to build my firebox and vertical smoker .. where should I look for pipe
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Steveo » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:46 pm

I’m thinking about building a backyard bbq pit that would have a smoker and a firebox in it. Don’t want it to be to heavy that I can’t move I myself .. I need to find a pipe that would work to build and I could get the plat to build my firebox and vertical smoker .. where should I look for pipe
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby GTR » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:06 pm

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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:07 pm

Temp problems . I have some cheap external guages that I think are causing some issues everything seems a little dry or a little chewy that I cook . I hooked up a digital thermometer and my guages are about 50 degrees off using a temp probe on a srand on top of a ham if I put the temp probe at grate level on a stand then the temps are about 100 degrees off from the external guages and which temp do I believe? Also is it always going to read hotter at the grate level with a temp probe because its touching the grate with the stand that holds the probe ?
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby hogaboomer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:11 pm

I had the same thing happen. We started out using a Tel Tru in the door and everything was getting burnt up and dried out. Got a digital to see and the Tel Tru was about 50 degrees lower than probe on the grill. I only use digital now. I don't think touching the grate matters, it can't get hotter than the actual temperature inside the smoker.
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:25 pm

I rely heavily on my digital therms but I also know what my grates are running at with my door therms by knowing the difference in the two. I can look at my door therms and know what my grates are running at without seeing my digital.
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:11 pm

What door guages do you recommend ?

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