Originally Posted by Puke
Please post some info about your smoker design! That is an amazing idea!! Add a disclaimer that it can only be used in a bonfire pit or something to make yourself comfortable. I have come across other posts with cardboard box smokers. Just hate to see anything innovative not be shared and you have a winner!
Puke, thanks for the comment. The bonfire pit disclaimer is pretty funny. I built the smoker with scraps I had laying around. If you can build a wooden box, you can most likely build this smoker. My suggestion is to just be creative and see what you come up with! I used the Kreg Jig and screws to join the boards. The heat inside the smoker caused some of the joints to pull apart, so around the cooking area instead of just screwing more boards on to cover the joints, I decided to use reflectix. I had it laying around anyway. Reflectix is just a bubble wrap insulation with foil on the outside. I figured this would give a little extra insulation, be light weight, and look a little different/odd/maybe even cool at the same time. The reflectix seems to be working fine on the outside of the smoker because most of the heat is trapped inside. Reflectix would melt and burn if used on the inside of the smoker. Anyway, that's the smoker in a nutshell. There are better ways to build this smoker, but like I said, "I used what I had laying around"
Disclaimer: Any smoker made of wood has a very high probability of starting on fire. Do not use a wooden smoker near anything that could catch on fire. Improper use of a wooden smoker could result in loss of the following, but is not limited to only these items: Loss of patio furniture, automobile, near by trees, the whole forest, storage sheds, the garage, your home, the neighbors garage, the neighbors home, your life, the lives of your loved ones, the neighbors life and his or her loved ones. I'm sure you can think of many other items that might start on fire also, so make sure to keep those items away from this smoker also! If you choose to build one of these death machines (a wooden smoker) keep a close eye on it at all times, Wear protective gear and have a fire extinguisher handy. The risk of fire is very high! You have been warned.
Happy Building (lol)