Built in brick Silver smoker?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by thedoughboy, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. thedoughboy

    thedoughboy Newbie

    Has anyone converted a smoker with wheels to a built in model? Like people do with gas grills, building a brick base around it?

    I'm currently having some landscaping done and thinking it would be a nice addition. Just build a brick base for the drum unit, leaving the sides open.

    If you have any photos of one that was done I would love to see them. Any comments about this idea, good or bad??


  2. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    you better get a heavy cover or use a much nicer pit than the silver or in four or fives years when its burnt out you'll be breaking down a perfectly good wall
  3. thedoughboy

    thedoughboy Newbie

    Yes, I'd have a cover made for it. I was also thinking about bolting the smoker to the brick, so it could be removed for replacement or whatever.

    Some all thread secured into the brick and a few holes in the smoker bottom and I'd be set. The brick would be more of a stand, with the smoker bolted on the top.

    Sure would like to know if it's been done before.
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know what your budget is but if you wanted something that you wouldn't have to worry about replacing, I'd go with a Lang 48 Patio with no frame and build that into your patio.


  5. thedoughboy

    thedoughboy Newbie

    Hey Dave,

    That is a nice unit! My budget involves my Free silver smoker I got from a buddy. It's in great shape with no rust aside from the slight surface rust on the fire box.

    So I am looking to use mine for this project.
  6. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I understand, just thought I'd throw it out there. [​IMG]

    Believe me, I understand you on the budget thing. Otherwise there would be a Lang Patio 48 in my signature pic instead of a Brinkmann Smoke N Pit.[​IMG][​IMG]

  7. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    You could try it... remember though that most folk do the brick/gas grill using stainless or enameled steel that resists the effects of weather much better than these smokers. I suspect the longterm result would not be worth it.

    Long as you're willing to build brick, why not simply build a brick smoker?? It could double as an outdoor pizza oven.
  8. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Someone on here has a cool built in smoker & pizza oven on their patio, that I think was brick. I remember seeing the pics & description, but can't remember who it was. Any Help?
  9. thedoughboy

    thedoughboy Newbie

    I'm still a smoking newbie[​IMG] Not ready for a custom brick smoker yet. The smoker I have will work for years and I'm not worried about it rusting out. I will have a good cover over it.
  10. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i think it a super idea use what ya got if ya do decide to build this please keep us posted with pics. we like ideas so show us what ya got and if you need any ideas just ask.
  11. thedoughboy

    thedoughboy Newbie

    Well I am going to do it. Not for a couple months though. Need to wait for some better weather and til the yard is done. Waiting on the stupid HOA approval for the fence and retaining wall[​IMG]

    I'll be sure to post it and pics!
  12. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    OK found the backyard brick bbq-smoker Avatar of Stonehenge.

    Check out Petesque Avatar
  13. Why not just build an offset smoker out of the brick and into the wall? Use the Silver for small jobs and have a nice big brick pit built in.

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