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newbe from CT with custom smoker!

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take a look. It works ok icon_neutral.gif I need to find a way to hold in the heat. I just smoked 24lbs of ribs yesterday and I used 2 tanks of gas. icon_sad.gif I think i am going to covert it to a lg tankicon_smile.gif

This was the first run with a brisket.

post #2 of 17
Now that's something you don't see everyday. Great job keep us posted.
post #3 of 17
Welcome to the SMF, a great smokin' site. Looks like you've been bit. Smoke and seeds forever.
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Welcome to SMF! I am from Springfield, Ma. Where in CT are you?
post #5 of 17
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Hey there, welcome aboard. Love the filing cabinet design. Starting to see a few members here making them. I have an idea for you on your issue with the smoke leaking out. Take some aluminum foil, however long of an edge you need to seal up and fold it in half a few times till its about 1-2 inches wide, then fold that over the edge of the cabinet where you want to seal. When the cabinet drawer is closed, it will mash the foil and make a fairly tight seal. You might have to use some high temp gasket seal to make the foil adhere and not fall off, but it does work. I use it on my reverse flow lid and it works like a champ. No leaks. As far as insulating your unit, there are several options, all depending on how much to want to invest in it and or looks. You could get some KILN insulation of ebay. 1" thick will be good go for 1500 plus degrees and it insulates great. Basically make a wrap around the cabinet sides and top. You could even do build a small wood box around it along with the insulation, make it look like an old outhouse or something. Just and idea. You would then have a well insulated smoker and decorative exterior, so to speak. Keep us updated with photos and your smokes. Great job.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
thank you all for your comments. I am working on converting to a large gas tank. I like the wood cabinet idea, what kind of wood would you recommend?
post #8 of 17
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here.
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Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome bud im in ct also cant wait for the snow .....NOT....
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Wow, great idea, wonder if you could control the heat better if you used an adjustable register on top of the cabinet?
post #12 of 17
Great job....and welcome to the forum.

Hope you have lots of fun here.
post #13 of 17
First off welcome to SMF. You already know how good the place is so I'm glad you came out of the darkness and saw the light. We are always glad to have new people here cause they might just look at things and little differant then we do and that always make for some really differant way to do things. I hope you have the how to's and what if's on the whole Qview thing and if not go here:
and it will show you how to post pictires so we can see what your smoking on and with and what your smoking. So hurry and go get something to smoke.
Welcome To The Addiction
post #14 of 17
Looks like you have found a great way to spice up a day at the office with that rig! Welcome to the smf and I look forward to seeing some of your mods as the project continues.
post #15 of 17
I have a 2-drawer cabinet also. I used a propane stove too. A small tank of fuel like you use lasts me about 5 hours of smoke time at 190-200 degrees. I took the drawer sliders off and mounted the fronts of the drawers with piano hinges. The stove I mounted with the knobs on the outside of the cabinet so I could adjust the temp. I don't worry about the leaks because they seem to let the smoke out well.
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

Be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day e Course

Everyone here enjoys seeing the qview so be sure to post plenty of pics... Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to photobucket I always use the Large img setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...
post #17 of 17

Welcome to SMF

Welcome to SMF!! I’m so happy you decided to join us.


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