Stand for your smoker?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mpjmeyer, May 19, 2014.

  1. Anybody keep their smoker outside on a stand?

    I'm thinking of either buying the stand or building one for my Masterbuilt 40" electric smoker but want more opinions.  My only 2 concerns are:

    Will the smoker ware faster?

    When I smoke, there is much moisture that it creates a damp ground, would this affect the stand?

    If it was kept outside, I'm sure I would purchase the cover for it. 
     
  2. Mine lives outside on my deck on a stand but there is a roof over my deck...
     
  3. is your stand metal or wood?  Also does your smoker create moisture on the stand while it's smoking??
     
  4. It is a metal stand with a wood top. No moisture builds up for me...
     
  5. ostrichsak

    ostrichsak Meat Mopper

    I've got mine on 4 cinder blocks but plan to change that this summer. I have no intention of paying nearly the same price that I paid for the smoker for a stand to put it on. I'm going to make something, just not sure what yet.
     
  6. chiefwej

    chiefwej Smoke Blower

    Mine is on a metal cart I bought at Sam's Club. The only issue is that it's chrome plated steel and it rusts in the weather. I have a heavy duty cover over it when it's not in use. I keep a mat under the cart to soak up any drips and keep the rust from staining my deck.
     
  7. nd16bulldog

    nd16bulldog Newbie

     
  8. runt

    runt Newbie



     
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  10. chiefwej

    chiefwej Smoke Blower

    The cover has been discussed several times before. It's avail on Amazon for less than $30. The large size is a perfect fit for the Gen 1 MES. I can't speak for the Gen 2.

     
  11. Love it would you happen to have any dimensions for this build?
     
  12. runt

    runt Newbie

    bel420, I used 2x10 for the sides and back. 1x1 for the framing and center support, 1/2" plywood for the top of stand.

    Just measured the Smoker and used those dimensions adding the necessary adjustments for wood size.

    Hope that helps some!

    Runt
     
  13. No that works for me I'll just add casters to this build.Thumbs Up

    Thanks
     

  14. Stand all the way.  Also mine stays covered to protect it from the elements.  Also makes me not have to bend down at all to tend to the Q!!!!
     
  15. shimsham

    shimsham Fire Starter

    My 5-year-old son has been bugging me to "build something" with him. I think a little stand like Runt's with casters would make a fine father/son project this weekend.
     
  16. terry shriver

    terry shriver Newbie

    Does that much juice come through that you need a jar with a tube?
     
  17. mori55

    mori55 Fire Starter

    I'm happy my smokers probes , meat and smoker , are withh 5-10 degrees of each other. According to my maverick.
     
  18. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My MES rides on a furniture movers dolly from Harbor Freight (about $20) and sits, covered, on my covered patio. No problems yet.

    I'm fiddling around drawing some plans in SketchUp for a cabinet for it to live in with shelves for storing pellets and such and for the miniWSM tamale pot and the mailbox. Having completed the design yet.- just kicking around ideas in a drawing before buying materials.
     
  19. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    My old Generation 2 smoker sits on this stand

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    I put rollers on the stand so that I could move my smoker anywhere I want. 

    My new 40" BT Gen 2.5 Smoker came with legs on it. It is several inches lower than my Gen 2 smoker is on this stand with rollers. Without measuring, I am guessing about 12" difference. I am thinking about mounting my new Smoker on this stand and putting the legs from my new Smoker on my old Smoker.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2015
  20. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, Just get a furniture dolly at your local hardware store.  Most are made of wood thus if necessary you can tear it apart and modify it to fit your smoker.   Most will have a wooden platform, thus if your smoker drips, you might want to install a drip pan under the smoker, on top of the platform.

    I did it with my Masterbuilt gasser and it works perfectly.
     

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