Don't know if I ever posted the rig, when the MIL got sick things kind of went nuts. I have cooked on her a lot now. I am ready to contest with her.
With the smoker trailer back from powder coat I thought I would give a little tour
of the unit. Even though it still has some work to be finished, the end is nearing on this 7 month project. And I wanted to show some of the close up thought that went into the unit and its trailer.
First the smoker unit is powder coated black with the new 1600 F coat.
This unit will not peel its coating unless I use Liquid Oxygen again, which I have not done since the barbeque race at 29 Palms. Which I won! (another story)
She is really built well, a reverse flow design with a 4 degree induced draft
angle to be sure with get draft. I had to induce draft with a built in
angle as I intended to go across the trailer so the tongue could not be used to lift or lower for draft inducement. And I like my beer level, so I am not tilting my rig!
She has a large side and a small side, both with expanded metal slide out
racks. The expanded metal also makes up all the space inside between the racks so a full pig or two can cook in there. The reverse flow heating
element is a piece of 22 gauge steel, arc at 8 foot radius and stitch welded with a grease trap at the firebox end to prevent grease flare.
She sits nicely in an angle iron trap. Bolted for security to the angle
which is welded to the trailer. The cooker carries a wood rack under the
smoke chamber, and we used expanded metal to create a charcoal storage area under that. The firebox also sports a rack shelf under it for my gloves and strikers.
You can see the mount hole for storage of the weed burner starter welded to the trailer floor. The half inch nipple is for the valve and propane
supply to the weed burner. The upright half inch pipe goes to a propane
lantern for light without all the racket of a genset.
Here you can see how the expanded metal traps the charcoal for transport.
The rings are for the two propane bottles. The one inch steel line coming
up is for the house propane regulator to deliver the flow of fuel for the
lanterns and heaters and stoves.
The armadillo is waiting to open long necks!