Saw an add in the newspaper....

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bb53chevpro, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I saw an add in our local news paper.
    "WOOD BURNING sausage smoker $70"
    So I call the number. The guy says he has one left out of seven and has only been in the paper since yesterday. He says "I make them from hot water tanks" I'm thinking the cool, a 40 or 60 gallon tank. I get there and right off the bat i thought to my self "This has no idea about smoking".
    It was a 30 gallon tank upright with 2/3 of it cut out, and the top welded back on. So it stands about 16" tall. I asked the guy how he puts the food in for smoking? He replies you don't, you have to purchase one of the lockers and run duct work into it. Ok, how much? he says $100. So to make a long story short. I explained to him the basics of smoking foods, (since he has never done it). I also expressed my opinion that the opening in the fire pot was only 6"X6" a hair too small. I also explained that since he has welded the top on, there is no way to change or move the grill as well as holding the grill up to clean the ash.
    He wants me to go back over to his place next sunday and discuss how to improve the units. But unfortunately I cannot do that. (my middle daughter will me making her first communion) I told him to call me the following weekend and for a beer or two, will help him with the design.
    Needless to say, I did not purchase any.
  2. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If it was the last one of 7......apparently there are a LOT of people that don't have a clue about smoking!!

    A fool and his money...etc...etc...[​IMG]
  3. If you play the cards right, maybe you could get a cheap custom job. Your design and his work.
  4. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    good call !![​IMG]
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well hopefully the two of you will come up with a nice unit..........It would be cool if you got one that you helped design............Let us know how it goes...... And congrats on your daughters first communion............
  6. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Just a bump to see how you came out on the deal with this guy.....??

  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have not seen or heard from him since then. When I am finished my brother in laws smoker, I'll take to him to show him.

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