Let me start out with saying this kit is made in the USA and built to last. Frank has done a great job putting this kit together and putting thought into its function and form.
With just basic tools and skills you will be able to put this kit together and be up and running in very short order and producing great BBQ. The kit has everything you will need to put it together including great instructions and templates to follow. Basically, you need to drill some holes in the barrel, apply some high temp primer and paint to your parts and barrel and bolt it together it is that simple. You can build this in one weekend including the paint. I decided to leave my barrel with the rust patina on it and just paint the new parts copper it turned out great and cooks even better than it looks. These barrel cookers are super-efficient and will run for 12+ hours if you're running at 250 degrees.
I bought these designs by accident with the CNC DFX file, but really wanted the super GF Design. Frank and Lisa are great people and sent me the correct files. However after looking over these files, they are exactly what you need to build with hand grinders and tools. Design made so the average person can do these. You don't see that very often. He has it all laid out for you with part numbers to boot. I am in manufacturing so have access to machine shop as well as laser, waterjet and plasma if need be so the cutting will be easier for me, but you don't need these to build from his designs. I can't wait to get these plates on the waterjet and get started. I see getting the insulation is going to be the only hiccup for me. The cost for design is a great price!
30 by 48 Santa Maria Grill
Received order quickly and it worked perfectly!!
I saw an ad for smoker plans and I decided to look into this since I wanted to build a 250 smoker. Plans were super easy to understand. I used the plans as a base and put my own touches on it. 10/10 would recommend!