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Ultimo
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Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Ultimo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:33 pm

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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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Lovey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:10 pm

G'day Ultimo,
I don't have an offset smoker as I don't have the skills or patience to use one :oops:, so I can't offer any advice in relation to their construction. In relation to making them stand out from the crowd, I suppose the skies the limit. If you have access to a metal fab shop, you'll have pretty much everything you need.
Good luck with it and some pics would be cool too.
All the best,
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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Davo » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:23 pm

I know nothing much about fabrication however just keep in mind how to vent it, where to place exhaust stack and counter weight the doors of the cooker so they'll stay open when tending the food.

Never having used one before, its about all i can add.

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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Ultimo » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:12 pm

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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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Ultimo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:53 pm

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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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Ultimo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:40 pm

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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by hoddo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:14 pm

Looks like a good start mate, I love a good build thread and will be following yours with great enjoyment

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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Ultimo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:44 pm

I went and looked at them in the flesh this afternoon.

They are 6.35mm thick.
600mm diameter.
The cook chamber is 1100mm long .
The firebox is 400mm long.

I used Feldons to check the dimensions and 400mm for the firebox was a little oversized but looking at them today tbe firebox looks small.

600mm is huge.
They are whole hog size.

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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Ultimo » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:44 pm

Ok, we changed our minds and are making a trailer smoker first for our brand new teams first comp in early August.

As you can see we are well underway.

The offset has been finished since these pics (only chimney to be finished there).

There will also be a wood basket with a stainless work/prep bench as a lid on the other side.

A sink with a 12v pump and a stainless water tank on the end of the wood basket as well.

And that is pretty much everything.

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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by Lovey » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:25 pm

That looks awesome, nice work.

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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by C.B & S. » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Great job!
Now there is a bit of engineering for ye. :roll:
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Re: Custom Offset Ideas

Post by paulr » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:05 pm

That looks great... I've got to visit the manshed here in town ...
Im def not that handy!!!

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