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PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 08:53 PM
I just finished the Church's new smoker today. Here are some pics of what has taken almost all of my time (and Planet time) for the last 3 weeks. It isn't nearly as big and heavy as our other smoker, but it does have just as many racks and they are a bit bigger too. Running 2 smokers will sure help cook ribs a lot faster.


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=49912

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=49913



Here's a link to a thread with pics from the first smoker in action...

link (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=119129&highlight=smoker)

Halfcan
12-02-2005, 08:54 PM
That is freakin awesome dude-makes me hungry to look at it.

Pitt Gorilla
12-02-2005, 08:54 PM
That owns, pastor. Seriously.

Dunit35
12-02-2005, 08:54 PM
Dude that does look incredible.

SLAG
12-02-2005, 08:55 PM
When are you going to bring it up to arrowhead?

:D

JimNasium
12-02-2005, 08:58 PM
Not bad for an Okie.

PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 09:00 PM
Not bad for an Okie.



Okie?!?!?! Do you see those lights? I'll have you know an Okie wouldn't have bothered with those. A Missourian built that smoker.


:)

JimNasium
12-02-2005, 09:00 PM
Okie?!?!?! Do you see those lights? I'll have you know an Okie wouldn't have bothered with those. A Missourian built that smoker.


:)
ROFL

PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 09:06 PM
Here's a pic of Big Bertha, the first Smoker, right after it was painted...

Halfcan
12-02-2005, 09:11 PM
Holy crap, Bertha is the Bomb!

unlurking
12-02-2005, 09:17 PM
So what does "finished the new smoker" mean?

Restoring?
Building from scratch?
Building from kit?

That is a wicked looker. Always loved the pics of the old one too. Speaking of which, got any plans for the old girl?

PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 09:18 PM
Holy crap, Bertha is the Bomb!



Yeah, you need a pretty good truck to pull her too. She's pretty hefty, a bit over 5k pounds I'm told, she has 6 cooking racks, each 28"x30". The new one I can roll around myself and it has 6 cooking racks that are 30"x32".

I'm anxious to cook on the new one. We'll have to wait until January though. Our Oklahoma District Boys ministry (Royal Rangers) is doing a rib cook Jan 10-12th. They have 3 smokers and we'll be taking our 2. The plan is to cook somewhere around 2,000 racks of ribs.

PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 09:26 PM
So what does "finished the new smoker" mean?

Restoring?
Building from scratch?
Building from kit?

That is a wicked looker. Always loved the pics of the old one too. Speaking of which, got any plans for the old girl?


Thanks.

Ground up. Cooking on the old one, there were things I liked and things I didn't like. I incorportated the things I liked and tried to improve on the things I didn't like. For instance, the firebox is on the inside on the new one which should be a lot safer and also put the heat into the center of the smoker and do away with the hotspots. Also, the cooking chamber running accross the axles made for a real pain to clean, so I turned in 90 degrees. Now the drippings can drip into kitty litter instead of all over the fenders and such.

unlurking
12-02-2005, 09:29 PM
Ground up in three weeks?! Dang. That's impressive. You ever plan on making custom smokers to sell?

PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 09:34 PM
Ground up in three weeks?! Dang. That's impressive. You ever plan on making custom smokers to sell?


No. We make enough on ribs that I don't want to flood the market with industrial smokers.:)


And it's fairly costly to. We had a lot of the stuff donated and we still spent close to $700. I'd hate to think about what it would cost if I had to buy everything. My finish work isn't good enough to bring enough to pay for the stuff and justify my labor.

unlurking
12-02-2005, 09:37 PM
No. We make enough on ribs that I don't want to flood the market with industrial smokers.:)


And it's fairly costly to. We had a lot of the stuff donated and we still spent close to $700. I'd hate to think about what it would cost if I had to buy everything. My finish work isn't good enough to bring enough to pay for the stuff and justify my labor.
hahaha

I can imagine they'd have to be pretty damn expensive. Then again, 2,000 slabs of ribs is a hefty price too!

At any rate, it looks damn nice. Very professional. You should invite that guy out from BBQ U to film you firing those bad boys up. Show 'em what real BBQ is all about (not that froofroo stuff he's always doin').

Phobia
12-02-2005, 09:38 PM
I'm jealous. I want to steal it for a week sometime.

Phobia
12-02-2005, 09:39 PM
You should invite that guy out from BBQ U to film you firing those bad boys up.

NO. NO. I don't know why they don't put an interesting person on that show. I'd actually watch.

unlurking
12-02-2005, 09:40 PM
I'm jealous. I want to steal it for a week sometime.
Just stay north of the border please, don't want to see pics a year after its stolen being used to heat burritos for people getting ready to jump the border.

Phobia
12-02-2005, 09:44 PM
Heh heh. I'm about to get a check for that mishap. Hopefully next week.

Cochise
12-02-2005, 10:12 PM
What did you make Big Bertha out of? Hollow out a saturn rocket?

PastorMikH
12-02-2005, 10:28 PM
What did you make Big Bertha out of? Hollow out a saturn rocket?



Actually, it was built when I came. The main tank is a 350 gallon butane tank. The charcoal grill in front is a 200 gallong butane tank and the fire box inthe rear is made from a piece of 24" diameter pipe. The trailer frame is made out of, no joke, I beams from a bridge the county took out - waaaaayyyyy overkill!

One of the ladies who's husband helped build is said she knows that somewhere on that thing there's a stamp saying US Navy Surplus.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 02:52 PM
This got burried pretty quick with Phil's departure and game day threads.

Bump for any interested.

KChiefsQT
12-05-2005, 02:54 PM
:clap:


mmmmm Ribs.

KChiefsQT
12-05-2005, 02:55 PM
I'm jealous. I want to steal it for a week sometime.

I heard your good friend Nick bragging about having one. Maybe he'll give it to you as a Christmas bonus.







(nothing but good fun here, buddy) :p :p

seclark
12-05-2005, 02:59 PM
looks pretty nice, pastor...toss 2 ribs and 5 ears of corn on that bad-boy, and you might be able to feed 5000!
sec

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 03:02 PM
looks pretty nice, pastor...toss 2 ribs and 5 ears of corn on that bad-boy, and you might be able to feed 5000!
sec



Maybe. But if I throw on 36-42 racks of ribs we can raise more $.;)


And thanks BTW!

Donger
12-05-2005, 03:24 PM
Here's a pic of Big Bertha, the first Smoker, right after it was painted...

That looks disturbingly like Little Boy.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 05:24 PM
That looks disturbingly like Little Boy.


I'll take the safe road and assume "Little Boy" is a smoker/grill as well.

Calcountry
12-05-2005, 05:25 PM
That is freakin awesome dude-makes me hungry to look at it.ROFL

BIG_DADDY
12-05-2005, 05:30 PM
Sweet, when's dinner?

Bwana
12-05-2005, 05:32 PM
Damn! That is one SWEET looking smoker!!

tommykat
12-05-2005, 05:42 PM
Sweet, when's dinner?

:clap: Assuming you are bringing it to Missouri? heehee......That is so cool~ Way to go Mike, your church is going to be rocking and rolling!

Donger
12-05-2005, 05:46 PM
I'll take the safe road and assume "Little Boy" is a smoker/grill as well.

Well, he smoked the Japanese pretty well. Little Boy was the name of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 05:46 PM
Sweet, when's dinner?


First cook with it is the 2nd weekend in Jan when we go help our district Mens group cook 2000 ribs. Our first rib cook for the Church will be the last sat in Jan. I'm hoping to push for 300 ribs ourselves.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 05:47 PM
Well, he smoked the Japanese pretty well. Little Boy was the name of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.


Ah, OK!

:)

HemiEd
12-05-2005, 06:07 PM
Nice job Pastor, If you had a Dodge Pickup you could pull them both.


I can not imagine the logistics of doing 2000 racks of ribs. Lot of pigs going down! Do you get some kind of price break I hope or are they donated? I would like to know more about the fuel, are you using charcoal and a fruit wood? Just curious, sounds like quite a project.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 06:10 PM
Nice job Pastor, If you had a Dodge Pickup you could pull them both.





Thanks.


And THAT is exactly why I don't own a dodge pickup. Pulling the smoker is enough without having to pull the truck too!


:D

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 06:13 PM
I can not imagine the logistics of doing 2000 racks of ribs. Lot of pigs going down! Do you get some kind of price break I hope or are they donated? I would like to know more about the fuel, are you using charcoal and a fruit wood? Just curious, sounds like quite a project.


I'm not sure what kind of deal they are getting on the ribs. All we are doing is cooking with that one. We got 25 cases of ribs - 9 racks per case, cases averaging 40 pounds - for 1.75 a pound. We charge $15 a slam and were making almost double our money on the finished product. They are charging $20 a slab for theirs.

dtebbe
12-05-2005, 06:32 PM
Thanks.


And THAT is exactly why I don't own a dodge pickup. Pulling the smoker is enough without having to pull the truck too!


:D

Amen! My first (and last) Dodge dropped a tranny after 52k miles of soccer mom duty. This was a 99 Durango with the 5.9l engine and "heavy duty towing package". Daimer Crysler can kiss my happy white arse.

DT

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 09:07 PM
Amen! My first (and last) Dodge dropped a tranny after 52k miles of soccer mom duty. This was a 99 Durango with the 5.9l engine and "heavy duty towing package". Daimer Crysler can kiss my happy white arse.

DT


Ya hear that Hemied? ;):):)

Logical
12-05-2005, 09:15 PM
Sweet, when's dinner?I can only echo what Troy said.:hail:

Jenny Gump
12-05-2005, 09:18 PM
Church is sounding better and better.

keg in kc
12-05-2005, 09:19 PM
Church is sounding better and better.Not really. But it might smell a little better with the q going.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 09:37 PM
Not really. But it might smell a little better with the q going.


Actually, after a weekend of cooking ribs, it is amazing how much of a turnoff that rib smell can be for a week or two.

:)

keg in kc
12-05-2005, 09:37 PM
I've wondered that for the people who working in bbq joints.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 09:50 PM
I've wondered that for the people who working in bbq joints.


The bits of pork that stick to the racks in the first few hours is extremely delicious. After 12 hours, I'm ready to call out for Pizza instead of cutting into a rack of ribs.

'Course a lot of that has to do with the fact that after getting up at 4am and cooking for 12-14 hours, you pretty much feel like you've had your rear kicked by the ribs.

Jenny Gump
12-05-2005, 09:55 PM
The bits of pork that stick to the racks in the first few hours is extremely delicious. After 12 hours, I'm ready to call out for Pizza instead of cutting into a rack of ribs.

'Course a lot of that has to do with the fact that after getting up at 4am and cooking for 12-14 hours, you pretty much feel like you've had your rear kicked by the ribs.

ok...I'm a horrible human being. but I know when to edit myself.

Jenny Gump
12-05-2005, 09:57 PM
Ok, it wasn't REAL funny, but fwiw, I DO love the baby Jesus.

PastorMikH
12-05-2005, 10:05 PM
ok...I'm a horrible human being. but I know when to edit myself.


I MISSED IT!:banghead:


What'd she say? What'd she say???


:)

keg in kc
12-05-2005, 10:06 PM
She said something about how you were going to pull the black sheep of the congregation aside, point to the ribs and say "shape up or that's you, idiot".