Pellet cooking on a budget

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Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:17 am

Me being a pore old age pensioner and all that crap , Was introduced to pellet cooking [By my mate the one with the money :) ]
So looked around and thought I can build one of those
So here goes here's the start
Traeger pellet hopper
Replace the controller with a Smoke daddy digital controller [ in transit from usa at the moment
Built it wide enough so cast iron grill grate fit [they are 20 in unit is 22 in ]
Got an 8 by 4 sheet of3 mm plate [10 gauge ] got it cut and bent and now its tacked together
heres photos so far
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by urbangriller » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:01 am

To post pictures read this: http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... =12&t=5380
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by urbangriller » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:18 pm

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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:32 pm

Thanks Chris
Will learn how to post :oops:

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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by Bentley » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:29 pm

Will be very interested on how you grill area temperature evenness is? If you plan on having a chimney, my suggestion would be to have the vent start at the bottom!
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:48 pm

Ok its finished painted and tested so now the first cook Image

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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by beachbums » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:54 pm

Well you sure don't muck around there F&F. She looks great, how about a piccy or two of the rest of the buildup? Love to see the inside.

What did the Pellet unit set you back ( if you don't mind me asking?)

Hope she puts out some good BBQ for you.


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Post by Smokey » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:07 pm

That's a work of metal work art 8)
I want to see how you sorted the grill system?
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:12 pm

Ok will try cant get my head around photo bucket
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:16 pm

Heres the grates 2 cast iron grates from a gas bbq
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:17 pm

beachbums wrote:Well you sure don't muck around there F&F. She looks great, how about a piccy or two of the rest of the buildup? Love to see the inside.

What did the Pellet unit set you back ( if you don't mind me asking?)

Hope she puts out some good BBQ for you.


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Hi pellet unit $350.00 and smoke daddy controller $65.00

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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:20 pm

Total cost $ 600.00

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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by Jars » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:16 pm

food&fish wrote:Total cost $ 600.00
Holy crap, you've done an amazing job mate! Looks solid and super well made. Can't wait to see the tucker it turns out!
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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by Bentley » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:39 am

What are the temperature fluctuations +- at different temperature settings? What are the variances from left to right and front to back? What is your max temperature at grill level?

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Re: Pellet cooking on a budget

Post by food&fish » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:58 am

Bentley wrote:What are the temperature fluctuations +- at different temperature settings? What are the variances from left to right and front to back? What is your max temperature at grill level?

You are a good fabricator!
Jees mate your talking comp stuff I only have one temp gauge and I put it in the other end from the controller probe and it read within 3 deg
At 180 plus 6 minus 4 f
At225 plus 5 minus 2 that's all I have tried so far


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