This is my first post and I figure you all will have some good insight on what I'm trying to do.
I want to turn a grill that a welder friend of my dad's built into an all in one cooker.
All in one means:
Here is the grill.
The cooker portion is a combination of 1/8" and 1/4" plate steel.
The smoke box on the side is 1/4" and 1/2" plate.
I'd bet this thing weighs between 350 and 400 lbs.
I'm going to sand and paint it soon. The rust is very surface and the grill is prob 15 years old.
Here is the inside
There is a lip around the middle that the cooking grate rests on
This pic shows 2 things.
1. A way to lower the cooking grate. Notice the lip at the top of the pic then the square steel bar set at different levels below.
2. The grate in the back is welded in. I'm not really sure what this is for, but it is sort of v shaped. There is a 2" gap between the cooker bottom and where the vertical plate steel starts then it gets wider as it goes toward the grate.
Another shot for size
The smoker box:
I'm thinking the smoker box is small which will make it difficult to do any meaningful smoking.
Now, on to my questions.
I want to add this double venturi control valve to the right side of the cooker box:
And these for the burners:
The burners will be easily removable when I want to smoke.
My question is, can I sit the burners in front of the venturi just as they are?
Given, of coarse, the venturi is center of the burner mouth.
Will there be proper air flow for the gas mixture if they are on the inside of the grill.
The smoker box door can be left open to let more air in.
I will also add this fire screen:
What would be the best way to make the smoker box useable?
Do I need to add a cast iron burner of some sort?
Or, is the box big enough to handle a medium sized smoking session using charcoal?
I'm going to build a removable pan and grate for charcoal grilling. Similar in effect to what is in the 2nd pic.
I don't really have any questions about that part.
Here is a pic of the other side:
Sorry this was so long.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
edited to add:
Here is another shot of the inside:
Edited by soundguy - 5/22/14 at 8:05am