After reading about so many mods, and as I got a smoker (OSFB) from someone who didn't want it, I spent the last two weekends scraping, cleaning, cutting and reading...
The Smoker was in a backyard for two summers without any TLC. I can say their was a massive amount of scraping rust and grease, replacing tired handles and smoker shelves but amazingly enough the grates, after a de grease scraping, looked new.
As I'm typing I'm watching the smoker 'season' and I can already see the next mod - fiberglass rope around the firebox door...
Here's some pictures;
The 'Before' shot..One word...RUST
Smoker that's badly in need of a good cleaning..
Massive scraping / de greasing....
Mod - Smoke Baffle
Tuner Plates and chimney lower extension...
I have the ball valve and 3/4" pipe for a better drainage but that will have to wait till the next warm spell.
First smoke will be either baby back ribs or beer chicken. The family is having a drawing to see what I'll be smoking. Nothing like a little pressure!!!!
Another mod I'd like to do is a better working counter to replace the wood strips. Any suggestions????