I have a dream

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by white cloud, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was just thinking about the past today, remembering old times. I remember when I was a kid in my grandparents backyard was what looked like a outdoor fireplace built out of bricks with a chimney. I also remember it was used for grilling. In the center over the fire was a grate, and on each side a hollow chamber with what seemed aluminum doors to keep things warm. Now I am thinking of building on a slab a combo, multi purpose apparatus. which would include:
    1. Outdoor fireplace
    2. Wood or charcoal grill ( after seeing the sear-or-ator)
    3. Brick oven for breads and pizza
    4. And last but not least a 4 to 6 foot high smoke chamber with approx. 2x2 internal dim. ( which could be used for hot or cold smoke if you have two seperate fire boxes with one piped in and dampered off. Hey if anyone patents this I want my cut.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    This will take a bit of planning with dampers and doors a such. And alot of times you can find fire brick pretty cheap in the want adds..

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks Lee
     
  2. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great idea, I actually skecthed up something similar last week (all except the oven) If I ever have enough time to draw it up on the computer, I'll share it.
     
  3. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, I think it would be a great year round enjoyment.
     
  4. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I believe $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ is the optimal word here. [​IMG]
    Unless you are a brick mason.
     
  5. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Naw I have been putting stone on the foundation of my house for the last couple years and I think bricks would be fairly easy
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup brick and stone pretty laied back-pun intended
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool! Remember there are fire bricks and refractory mortar you have to use for the "hot" places. I have seen some of these things too.. Might even consider piping gas in as well. Ooo a couple cool gas fired coach lamps for the cooking area!
     
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool idea. Let us know when the first cook out is on it.

    Kookie
     
  9. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    When we were on vacation I spied this smoker (I think) and snapped a picture. Maybe it will provide a little inspiration.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmmmmmmmmmm............... The chain hoist above the pit says something about what this guy cooks. He ain't messin' with no fatty.
    I really like the "european mount" style skull on top of the stack.
     
  11. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just whipped this up. There will be alot of details to work out but it's a start. If you like what you see, let me know and I will forward any and all progress on my designs to you.
    Andy.
    I have previewed the attatchment. There is one there. It does not look like it due to the white backround of the pic.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think it would be a great idea to combine all in one. Maybe use some steel for part of the unit and mortar and brick for the other part. Here is a link to a neighbors pizza oven he built...........http://dougspalding.com/oven
     
  13. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, Thanks I saved all of the pics for future reference.
     
  14. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am sure you noticed, but on the bottom of his construction pictorial, you have to click a link to get to the next phase of his oven work. I think there is alteast 3 web pages of progress:)
     
  15. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, I did bookmark all three
     
  16. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great idea.

    Just a thought, use cinder block for the frame and your brick for the appearance
     
  17. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    I'm planning to start a project like white clouds idea this spring. An outdoor fireplace with attached smoker built out of brick and field rock. Would be interested to hear if white cloud ever got it started.
     
  18. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Where in the world were you vacationing??!!![​IMG]
     
  19. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like it was "kitty land"![​IMG]
     
  20. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No kiddin! Wonder if anything ever made it out of that cooker or did the cats get it first!
     

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