Bob's big chief smoker has been in storage since his passing and I recently started asking my wife's friend if he wanted me to bring the smoker back to life and smoke one of his recently caught Salmon. Next day I came home with the old smoker and a bunch of fish smoking accessories (brining containers, bags of wood chips/chunks, Gravalox making stuff, etc). Yesterday I removed the heating element and washed out the box inside and out. Reinstalled the element, tested it and I think it is good to go. Since I have smokes a lot of fish with my own Big Chief, I feel very comfortable that we'll have success with Bob's smoker. With the smoker came brand new racks as well.
Here's the old beast. I realize that there are to some of you better smokers out there but since this is more of a sentimental project, I think it's going to be fun. So tomorrow I'll be smoking a lot of Salmon in a couple Big Chiefs plus a couple different Jerky recipes. More pics to follow tomorrow.
Edited by cmayna - 5/17/13 at 7:19am