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Build a gravity fed smoker

nnolannn

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I'm going to build a gravity fed smoker. Seems like one the size of Stumps baby smoker would be about the right size. I've seen plans for sale for $80 but seems like those funds would be better used on supplies to build it. First thing will be build the frame with square tubing 1.5 or 2". then build a Shute 8 X 8 that tapers wider. Thicker metal for the hot box. I think the opening for smoke to enter the cook box will be the size of a dollar bill. build up the Shute and install in the frame before skinning with sheet metal or plate metal. a computer fan with a PID like the master built or a pipe shut off valve like many have . I guess im just asking for any thoughts or ideas.
 

nnolannn

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This project started out as a refrigerator smoker. As progress went forward the fridg was tossed because of corrosion (too many holes). lots of mistakes along the way. some of the metal ive picked up free over the years and used on this smoker. Im hoping to get temps low enough to smoke sausage 120-180f , brisket and shoulders at 225-275
 

bill1

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What you need to do is get an old refrigerator handle and mount it on that massive door! You'll get quite a few laughs then when you say, "Well it started as a refrigerator build."
Seriously, nice work and in record time. Love your workshop; and I'm partic jealous of your bathroom!
 

nnolannn

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What you need to do is get an old refrigerator handle and mount it on that massive door! You'll get quite a few laughs then when you say, "Well it started as a refrigerator build."
Seriously, nice work and in record time. Love your workshop; and I'm partic jealous of your bathroom!
Thank You! Did just that! That door weighs 110 lbs. The latch snaps and pulls tight with no effort. I was going to use the same latches that was used on the small doors but the old refrigerator door works great. I wish I knew why everyone uses a ball valve for the firebox vent. I just used a typical smoker exhaust pipe vent style.
 

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