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  1. #1
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    Home made smokers/b-b qs

    Would like to see some pictures of some home made smokers and b-b qs.Show them off.

  2. #2
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    Be sure to add details of what it took to build, cost if you can. I'd love to dyi my q but the project must be manageable.

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    Good idea for a thread I'm anxious to see what people have done, I've had my eye on a nice smoker from bass pro for a while but just can't justify the 1600.00 they want for it! It's nice though it a coal type with a fire box attached for coal grilling if needed!

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    Well, this may not be a smoker, but this an excellent 3 part video on making jerky. I have tried it myself with wonderful results (the furnace filter method). I have not tried making my own liquid smoke, maybe this summer if I get bored one weekend. Anyway, it's up the alley of smoking and an interesting watch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIK4DVLHf7Y

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    desert rat style BBQ

    Here is how I made mine.....

    started with an old air compressor tank....



    welded on some feet



    cut out the lid and welded on some hinges



    burned out the brown nasty slime



    welded on the fire box(old lp tank)



    welded in the 1/4" middle shelf... notice that it is open on the end opposite of the fire box. (reverse flow smoker)






    I found this old Korean war shell cannister at a salvage yard and used it as my stack. I love repurposing things.........




    Finshed. This thing holds the heat at nice even temp.





    Everybody loves my BBQ. I use mesquite wood and cook low and slow.

    It's easy to do and I enjoy building things.
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    "keeping condensing pressures low and evaporator pressures high"
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    More pics








    I'm getting hungry.......I think i'll smoke some chickens tomorrow.
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    You are the one that made me think about this ,and was hoping you would share your it .Thank you! Let's see some more from everyone else.

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    Ok, so that is absolutely AWESOME! The wheels are the icing on the cake!

    Thanks for sharing, I am pumped up now. I bet a guy could do a long rod with a rotisserie as well with this design.

    PS. Is that a thermometer above the handle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71 gibby View Post
    Ok, so that is absolutely AWESOME! The wheels are the icing on the cake!

    Thanks for sharing, I am pumped up now. I bet a guy could do a long rod with a rotisserie as well with this design.

    PS. Is that a thermometer above the handle?
    Thanks gibby, When I drive around town I constantly see "tanks" that would make great smokers. I like the rod idea...................
    Yes that is a thermometer above the handle. I do 2 thermometers, there is also 0ne on the top where the old pressure valve was.
    Some Talk, Some Do
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    what time is diner!
    Aire Force A/C and heating
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    since 1988

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    built mine from a John woods expansion tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    built mine from a John woods expansion tank
    Looks like the Android
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    built mine from a John woods expansion tank
    That is one sweet custom smoker valdelocc.
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    "keeping condensing pressures low and evaporator pressures high"
    "Some customers are more interested in comfort than energy savings"
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