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post #21 of 58
Thread Starter 

That's ok

Hey thats ok, glad you pointed it out.it inspired me to make a smoker out of it.all's well that end's well
Good Luck and Good Smoking
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post #22 of 58
Atta boy Brinkmann1955! That'll show em! Nice mods, definitely post pics of the first smoke to come off of it.
post #23 of 58
Okay, now that is just too cool! I believe you got yerself a smoker there Red! Nice job! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Are you gonna install a damper at the end of the firebox?
post #24 of 58
That's amazingPDT_Armataz_01_23.gif. Good Job
post #25 of 58
Thread Starter 

It does Smoke

Stop by the hardware and picked up two elbows to finish the little smoker.
Put handle on end cap and put stack on. It does smoke see pics but the bad news is not long enough to build up any heat from fire box to smoker.It seems that when i put on the end cap on the coals die out could it be the firebox isnt getting enough air. It got too dark and the wife said I had to stop.I am going to try to drill holes into fire box for more air flow any suggestions on what else to try,or where to drill the holes.
Thanks for all your input.
Good luck and Good Smoking
post #26 of 58
Thread Starter 

It smokes part 2

The rest of the pics
post #27 of 58
You will definitely need a way to regulate air flow through the firebox. Some sort of opening with a way to cut off air flow when it gets too hot would be the way to go. If you just drill holes then you will be at the mercy of weather to control the temp.
post #28 of 58
what about a slider ? drill a few holes & add a lip for a sliding damper ? btw- where ya gonna find the mini digi thermo ? lol- thats a very cool project & it looks great.
post #29 of 58
thats a great little smoker redbrinkman, way to go .......what about using one of those full flow ball valve things I see on some of barrell smokers ....easy to install !! just a thought
post #30 of 58
I Love it! It's so cute! That'd be great for football tailgate parties! Awsome. Good job Red! What'd yo use for the fire box? PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif

I'd go with a smll slider on the firbox. That is SOOOO cool! PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif

There ay go I told you you could do it! WoooHooo! PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
post #31 of 58
Very cool Red!

You definitely need some adjustable air flow in the fire box... I'd suggest a small round Weber type vent. They are cheap and easy to install. I have an extra one - if you are interested, I'll ship it to ya'...
post #32 of 58

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #33 of 58
Red, I have a little weber kettle with a smokenator that I use and can produce ribs, brisket and butts as good as most with much more expensive equipment. Good "Q" is more about heart than how much you spend on your cooker!
post #34 of 58
i would try adding a rack and droppin in a make shift water tray.. Only problem with that is access to coals under all that meat, grates and water pan.
post #35 of 58
as alot have said use a slider or the weber type vent....

as for your charcoal type, i believe the stuff you are about to use is the ready to burn stuff which means that they have been soaked in charcoal fluidPDT_Armataz_01_33.gif

you did a great job on your modsPDT_Armataz_01_37.gifPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif , wish i would have thought of that for myself so i could have smoked on the go this summer
post #36 of 58
The charcoal he is using looks like a product I was asking questions about on here. I didn't get much in the way of a response to it (i should check it I did have the email trouble then) The coal if it is the same as what I have seen is made by lokkii ( http://lokkiiusa.com/) it is an all natural charcoal that burns very clean with no added chemicals.
post #37 of 58
Very cool! I like it alot
post #38 of 58
Thread Starter 

chharcoal brick

I thought I responded may of beeen on another post sorry here is a picture of it it looks like what you said.I bought it a Gander Moutain last weekend for .17cents each seems hard to start and suppose to last 90 mins. when it is lit it glows red inside and last about an hour I think it is for small grills or smokers but you can stack them if you want Thnka for all the replys
Good luck and Good smoking
post #39 of 58
Nice work that looks awesome way to go
post #40 of 58
REd -

I'd edit that post and PM him with the info - you just gave your address to every junk mail worm in the world hon!
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