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It ain't pretty, but it was free!

post #1 of 22
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Got me a new smoker. It was from our hunting lease. I asked the guy we're leasing from if he cared about keeping it. He said no, take it. It was pretty ugly. It had been painted silver, but surface rust on the bottom half. The firebox was nothing but rust color. I grabbed me 2 cans of high heat black grill paint and went to town. Need to go back and do a second coat, when it's not raining or windy. I used it 3 times while it was at the lease. 2 packer briskets, and 1 rack of spareribs. It did well. Fire control was a bit of an issue, because the firebox door does not shut unless you wedge a stick between the door and the ground. Not hard though, once I learned. At first I was just leaving it slightly open, but that was causing the firebox to not hold heat, and the fire to burn up quickly. Anyways, take a look. Tell me what you think. Notice that inside the pit, there is a platform on the right half, which helps deflect the direct heat from the firebox. I've also used it to build a fire on when grilling. Another plus, the cylinder part of the pit is 3/8" thick and the sides are 1/4" thick. About gave me, my dad, and brother a hernia trying to load it in the pickup.

post #2 of 22
Nice score...free is always good!!tongue.gif
post #3 of 22
i like free good find
post #4 of 22
Nice score! Not only a GREAT price, but that thing don't look bad at all!
post #5 of 22


I likes it! icon_razz.gif
post #6 of 22
Nice score! Can't wait to see it in action. cool.gif
post #7 of 22
Sweet, looks great. I have that same grill brush, they are awsome!
post #8 of 22
Free is the best price. You should name her freeda.
post #9 of 22
Burrito, that's one heck of a cool smoker. Just for the steel-thickness it was worth jumping on...But, that cool pulley system lid-rig takes the prize! Well done!
post #10 of 22
Free == Love!! Nice job Burrito!! Many good smokes to ya!!

post #11 of 22
SCORE! If it's free, it's me!

post #12 of 22
Congrats on your new smoker. Looking forward to seeing it operate.
post #13 of 22
if it's free it's for me!!!! and i'll take 3...lol good going very nice score!!!
post #14 of 22
Yep, you were right. It is one ugly MF.(sorry 'bout that) But hey, if it smokes, thats all that counts. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 22
Free smoker, can't beat that. Nice score, congrats.
post #16 of 22
Looks like you've got a worthy project my friend. it's all good.
post #17 of 22
That's pretty cool man. At least it has a generously sized firebox, which seems to be a shortcoming on some horizontals.
post #18 of 22
free is always good, I would probably have to do something about the legs or make it a built in with some field stone or bricks.
post #19 of 22
Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!!icon_mrgreen.gif Really that is nice, I hope you enjoy your new toy.
post #20 of 22
Hell yeah! Free is my favorite four letter word. A little TLC on the firebox door and it sounds like you're in business.
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