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bringing new life to old smoker

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I just picked up my uncles old homebuild yesterday and im going to bring it back to life. Its in decent shape except the bottom is a bit rusted out in spots. I was thinking of making it a multi-use smoker, as it sits its a vertical with the firebox on the bottom. My plan is to fix the bottom obviously then remove the burner and gas lines and knob from a grill i have been hoarding. This is all just a guess but i think itll work well and help hold temps on long smokes. Itll get the grill up over 400 so with the smoker i think temps around 250 and under will be just about perfect. Anybody tried this before and know if it will work? Thanks.
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Be sure to post some before and after pics.

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Post some pics so we can see what your working with.

Happy smoken.

David

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C'mon man, we gotta see it :)

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C'mon man, we gotta see it :)
Yup...
post #6 of 11
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Its still in the back of the truck, bottom up right now. Ill post some pics once i get the heavy son of a gun out. Its made from pretty thick steel, probably weighs 150 to 170 lbs. Maybe be in an hour or 2.
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Was it originally a propane smoker?  Do you have access to a welder to patch up any holes?   Looks like a fun project.  Maybe you should call it  "ole crusty"?

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Originally a wood burner. I have access to a welder but i dont think ill need one to get it smoking again. The bottom of the firebox is solid structurally. I think a sheet of steel in the bottom and a new deflector and clean the cobwebs out and she'll be good to go.
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Maybe you should call it  "ole crusty"?

 

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