My vertical smoker

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by georgie porgie, May 26, 2015.

  1. Made a start on my first smoker (well my brother's doing it for me) I'm busy scouring the internet for door clasps and a charcoal basket.

     
  2. Ordered a thermometer


    Found some catches for the doors....


    Looking at 2 of these grids which just fit inside.


    Still looking for a charcoal basket, may try and find materials to make one.
     
  3. First lot of hinges done.

     
  4. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far. Personally I would not use that temp gauge, invest in a maverick that tells you the temp of the smoker and the meat.

    Dave
     
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  5. YEP!  Dave has you covered.  That temp gauge could be WAY off.

    Danny
     
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  6. Second set of hinges done.


    Thanks for that, will have a look for one of those Dave.
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That thermometer looks as if it has a calibration knob on the back... If so, you got a good one.... check the calibration in boiling water, noting adjustments for altitude.....
     
  8. Thanks Dave, good idea on the calibration using boiling water .
     
  9. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Georgie, you may have this covered, but I would weld some inch flat bar around the door openings, then get some rope gasket or Flat gaskets like they use on wood burning stoves, to seal the doors.

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    Smokin Monkey
     
  10. The doors are from a donor bottle and are a good inch bigger all round, we're having problems with the top (larger) door at the moment, the radius seems too small so we may cut it in half making 2 doors, if we do we will put some flat bar on as you say.
     
  11. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mine was made from the same cylinder, and that was bad enough. From the builds I have seen using any type of cylinder, the doors always spring out of shape once cut.

    Good luck getting those donor doors to fit!

    Smokin Monkey
     
  12. Mods made to the door, waiting for lever latches to come, hope they will seal the doors.

     


    Ordered some stove rope to seal doors too.
     
  13. Smoker has legs.

     
  14. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When's blast off to the moon????
     
  15. Hahaha it's looking like that [​IMG]
     
  16. Hello.  Those ornamental legs are a nice touch.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  17. First firing of smoker to burn off any paint.

     
  18. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    WOW - I Love It - WANT ONE,

    I love the way the door hang, it makes it look very Sci-fi
     
  19. Getting closer to the end, just waiting for rope to seal the doors then we can have our first go at smoking.

     
     
  20. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Georgie, that's a good looking smoker! I bet your like a kid on Christmas Eve!

    Smokin Monkey
     

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