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 Post subject: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:28 pm 
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My smoking buddy and I want to make a pair of 20inch standard flow offsets for ourselves.
We have a pair of bought 16inch offsets at the moment.
1 is a standard flow and the other is a reverse flow.

Lucky for us the builds will be done in my buddies stainless fabrication workshop so there may be some stainless bling on them as well.

So my question is if you have built or bought your own offset, what feature do you wish you had added in with hindsight.

Also any ideas on something to stand out from the crowd, like custom wheels, air intakes, handles, exhaust stacks and caps and any other cool touches.

We want to make them right the first time so all ideas are welcome.

Thanks,
Ultimo.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:40 pm 
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Can't offer much help, other than lots of bench space. Every BBQ seems to not have enough trays around them to put stuff.
And decent wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:55 pm 
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Thank you.

I have a 16inch Radar Hill which I love.
This opportunity has come up to make a 20inch with my mate.

I like the fold down front bench of the Radar and will do something along those lines.
I will also make the side bench space a bit bigger and a port of some sort for my temp probes.

Definitely larger diameter wheels to get over grassy/rough terrain.

Thanks for your input yakabot.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:50 am 
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something next to where you have your probe port to hang/attache your thermometer.
A pan/pot warmer to keep the mop sauce warm? guessing with stick burners you can just put the pot on top of the fire box tho.
and a bottle opener just coz you can.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:42 am 
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I don't have an pull out ash tray on any of mine, but I think the RH ones do, I think that's not a bad idea for sure...

I have a full length 50 inch bench/rack on the front, I think you cant have enough bench space. I also have 2 full length storage racks under the smoker (so the smoker sits quite tall) - these are excellent for storing the wood in different size piles and keep all your stuff handy, but away from the heat.....

Def wheels if you plan to move them, I have one with castor, one with pneumatic wheels, and while the pneumatic wheels don't look great, they are great for moving around a 350kg smoker.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:16 pm 
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So we look as though we are going bigger.

We are looking at some 600mm (roughly 24 inch) diameter pipe.

I have tried to convert metric measurements and put it all in Feldons calculator.

How does it look?

http://feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator. ... 1.85,55.12


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Just some more thoughts going through my mind.

I have so many ideas but not sure if they are just me over thinking something that should be just left simple.

I am hoping to have 2 intakes (1 on each side of the firebox).

Im also hoping to trial a V shaped fire grate so that the V runs from the front of the firebox to the cook chamber and the top rails of this grate start above both the side intakes.

This will hopefully draw the incoming air underneath the fire and once all the wood starts to fully burn, the coals will naturally slide down to the bottom point along this V.

Not sure of how aggressive of an angle to make this V shape yet though.

The bottom of these side intakes will be level with the bottom of the V in the fire grate, with enough of a gap for ash to drop away to a ash drawer in the bottom of the firebox.

Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Some important materials have arrived. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Yep, you'll need stuff like that. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Custom Offset Ideas
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:59 pm 
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A really nice feature on my Lang 60D is the warming chamber. This will run 75 or so degrees less than the cooking chamber. Also...great for hanging sausage..err...snags! The older models also had a damper opening up a port direct to the firebox allowing cooking temps.

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