- Joined Apr 11, 2011
My smoker has been built out of mostly scrap items that I have been given or had laying around. It is built with two air bladder water tanks. One my grandpa gave me and the other I hauled out from underneath my parents house. It has been an ever changine work in progress adding this and that. It started out as just the main chamber and no rack on the front. I then added the side fire box but too high up. I have recently lowered it down and added a baffle to the bottom that is removable. I added boxes underneath it with slide out bottoms for ash removal. It can be used as both a grill and a smoker. I also added a rod in one end and a half circle plate ont he other that will slide under the firbox grate on the one end to keep the area under the coals clear so they breath. My next step is to add external thermometers, and try and get the lids to seal a bit better. I wiould also like to find a way to insulate the outside. Right now my only real idea is draping a welding blanket over it. I have hardly any money in the thing. Maybe $100 to $150. That includes the hinges, the expanded meta, some rebar for the fire box grates etc. Anyways here it is below.