My homemade smoker comes to life

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by goat, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here are some pics of my smoker that I recently completed. Framed out, covered with insulation in bottom, closed, open with all insulation installed, painted and cooking.
  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Goat.[​IMG] How was the meat?
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Sweet! looks good!
  4. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    VERY Kewl Goat , great lookin job , how's she run ?[​IMG]
  5. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job Goat! How did it do?
  6. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How did she come up to temp? Did it hold?
  7. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    very nice work[​IMG]
  8. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great work Goat! QVIEW, QVIEW, QVIEW!
  9. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    looks like a fine smoker Goat!!!

  10. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats a dandy Daryle,[​IMG] you did say it was a dedicated cold smoker didn't you? I used the same silver faced insulation in my cold smoker and have had it up to 187 degrees with no problem. Have fun and congrats on the big buck.
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Say Goat, those are really impressive pictures you're sharing with us. I always admire a homegrown piece of work. Great job!
  12. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah.......i was going to ask that question........this just a cold smoker than?

    good job

  13. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good, how did your first smoke turn out?
  14. Looks good. Love it when a plan comes together!
  15. camp_cookie

    camp_cookie Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work. It must be nice to be that handy.
  16. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I followed DJDebi's advice and sprayed the inside with Pam and cranked it up to 250* for a while. No problem, the temp came up and held. I had a chuck roast thawed so I seasoned it and put it in the smoker. I put in some mesquite chunks and set the temp at 200*. I covered up the air hole that I had cut in the bottom with some grey tape for the moment. The temp came on up to about 255* with the heat off the wood. I left the roast in for 7 hours and it was time to eat. The roast looked done yet only showed to be 145* internal. I sliced part of it and we ate anyway. It was a little tough yet. After dinner, I put the roast in the oven for 2 more hours at 225* and it was falling apart. I now know the plan.

    Look for some venison bacon and slim jims to come out later this week.
  17. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job on the smoker ... [​IMG]
  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Daryle the smoker looks great and that chuck is just got me droolin'! [​IMG]

    You just gave me some more ideas from redesiging my wind break! Gettig cold again! God Bless!
  19. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So was the vent an advantage for flow, or did you have enough "leakage" to allow smoke to convect out without it?

    Also, I'd be interested in how the vent will affect temps.

    Been pondering building a smaller one of these for use as an electric, or cold smoke box.

    Thanks Goat!
  20. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    What size hotplate did you end up going with?

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