Originally Posted by floorguy
Found one on Craigslist for $80. It needs a good cleaning on the inside but its not bad. After I get it all cleaned up I will start the mods. I am actually thinking about turning it into a monster by finding some way to add on my propane vert smoker so that it resembles the Yoder Durango.
I am still not sure I will be able to wait to cook on it until it has the mods done. It was all I could do to not light it up as soon as it was home.
Congrats on the new rig! Good score! Would love to see some pix of it and your mods.
I did some modifications like you are thinking of (adding an upright to a horizontal). Here are the pix:
Then I added a propane burner to the upright portion for a lot of versatility:
Now I can use the entire rig fueled only from the SFB, I can use either LPG or coals in just the upright, or I can limit heat getting into the upright portion and hot smoke in the main SFB horizontal chamber and cool smoke cheese, etc. in the upright portion. I also have an electric burner/hot plate I can set up in the upright for cool smokes for bacon, jerky, fish, cheese.
Good luck with the upgrades!