88's Plywood Smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by slanted88, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Some of ya'll seen this. I got less than sixty bucks in this cause it was laying around or given to me. If ya need details i'll help ya. It is made from 3/4 inch plywood. Some have concerns about the glue or resins in the ply. I ran heat through it with a hot plate & smoke pellets to season then I ran the propane burner with oak & hickory. If something is gonna poison me I should be dead already. K here we go!

    This was the plan.

    Free stuff.

    Ya'll have basic carpentry skills, don't let me bore ya!

    Louie took the picture gives ya an idea of the size.


    I stained the outside & seasoned every chance I had.

    Wutang Chuckies. Man what a fine smell!

    I was a good boy & did not drink alot of beer.

    [​IMG]Rock On Louie! We goin Racin!
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Slanted!! lol Love the pics! [​IMG]
  3. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job 88. Points
  4. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    Very nice job. The only thing that would concern me would be juices getting on the wood and soaking in. Would be hard to clean off and might start molding. I'd almost put some aluminum foil lining on the walls to ease with the cleaning process.
  5. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that's a mighty fine aparatus!
  6. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ahhh....never clean. Keep it in a constant state of use Darrrin my Brother!
  7. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

  8. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Thats a great looking smoker 88. How big of a burner did you use? How well did it do at getting up to temp. and at holding temp?

    Thanks Jason
  9. beerguy

    beerguy Fire Starter

    I must say that is pretty cool. Might need to try my hand at one for fun.
  10. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Got an old fish cooker burner. Temps change in less that 3 minutes with my control. With that register on top you can control the heat. I leave the register alone on top, it bleeds the heat & smoke out just right. Folk's remember heat rises so it really does not get hot. I had it up to 350* to season with numerous smokes. Some are concerned about plywood & it's glue or resin. It is fine this plywood is seasoned from low heat. Resins/glue gas out then they form a bond. Hey i'm just a simple man. Don't let me tell ya the gig!
  11. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    If anybody would be worried about the pine plywood you can always get oak veneered plywood. I don't think there would be a problem after seasoning it like 88 said. But the oak is just an option.

  12. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is COOL!![​IMG]

    I like the HVAC registers. Very clean looking. Did you use hardwood for the shelf supports? I'd be curious to see what the insides look like after several smokes. Wonder if it will get pretty "seasoned" looking like the UDS does. Do you have a plate above the burner to catch dripping fat and what not?

    Great job.

  13. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    2x2 pine for the shelf supports. It seasons really good. I have a old frying pan over the burner, got it from Salvation Army for 2 bucks. Lid over the pan with holes drilled it in it, 1 buck at the SA store. I'll get more pics. For what not, I can replace that bottom piece for less than i'll have to clean it. Time is money. Me I gotta watch racin this time of year! Oww Louie that hurts!
  14. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    88 great looking smoker good job
  15. mohntr

    mohntr Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Hey 88.... looks great. Very similar to mine. Just wanted to mention that I switched my door latches to window sash latches. I picked up a few at a yard sale for .50 each. I like them because they actually push the door closed tight. I like your vents, I'm going to have to add them to mine. Thanks for sharing.
  16. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Clean a smoker???? Thems fightn' words.
  17. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet build Slanted... U done a FINE job!!!
  18. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Excellant looking job would like to see some pics of the lower end. Good choice of suds.[​IMG]
  19. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Really nice build. Would like to see more pics! Just too cool.
  20. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice one Slanted!

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