We're getting down to smaller stuff to get done. Between monday and tuesday, we got some more accomplished.
Last night we got the smoker door hung. Before we could do that, we needed to screw down the gasket material. Then get it lined up, hinges welded, and then the latches. Also have a coupler for my thermo that is coming shortly. On the outside it's a 1/2" female fitting, on the backside it's a 1/2" male threaded into the female. So the thermo will screw in on the front and the end of the termo will sit nicely between the two racks.
man these latches are heavy duty. Really sucks in the door, and gets a good seal on the gasket.
When we opened the door to see if it swung freely, we noticed that it was hitting on the corner of the trailer, and making it stop a little over 90 degrees. So we cut the corner off the trailer, and will be welding in a stop so it can't cam up on the corner that is there. Going to add a little rubber bumper as well so it doesn't chew up the paint.
Everything is now back in the smoker, deflectors and grates.
Here is the grease catch pan and assembly. The pan is not designed to travel here, hence no stops or pins/clamps holding it in place. Also below that is a reciever for the bike rack. yes, I wanted to be able to take the bikes with us as well.
Firebox is bolted on, and the firebox door is mounted. Have a piece of 2" nipple for the 2" ball valve that arrived yesterday. Also have the smoke stacks welded in place.
Have another fitting welded in place in the rear of the smoker, same as the front door. This is so that we can feed the probe wires for the Stoker unit (digital temp controller). Will make for a nice clean look.
Brew rig platform is welded into place, with additional supports for the decking. Remember, I won't be brewing beer while this is mounted to the trailer. Will only be using it as a 3 burner stove, so it won't see much weight on it at all. When brewing beer, the rig will be on solid ground, as 3 15 gallon pots are quite heavy.
The dogs weren't the only ones dieing of the heat yesterday! That lake (Lake Ontario) is still a brisk 65'ish. Wasn't in for long, that's for sure.