My little Charcoal Smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by redbrinkman1955, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey thats ok, glad you pointed it inspired me to make a smoker out of it.all's well that end's well
    Good Luck and Good Smoking
    Redbrinkman 1955[​IMG]
  2. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Atta boy Brinkmann1955! That'll show em! Nice mods, definitely post pics of the first smoke to come off of it.
  3. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay, now that is just too cool! I believe you got yerself a smoker there Red! Nice job! [​IMG]

    Are you gonna install a damper at the end of the firebox?
  4. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's amazing[​IMG]. Good Job
  5. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    Stop by the hardware and picked up two elbows to finish the little smoker.
    Put handle on end cap and put stack on. It does smoke see pics but the bad news is not long enough to build up any heat from fire box to smoker.It seems that when i put on the end cap on the coals die out could it be the firebox isnt getting enough air. It got too dark and the wife said I had to stop.I am going to try to drill holes into fire box for more air flow any suggestions on what else to try,or where to drill the holes.
    Thanks for all your input.
    Good luck and Good Smoking
  6. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    The rest of the pics
  7. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You will definitely need a way to regulate air flow through the firebox. Some sort of opening with a way to cut off air flow when it gets too hot would be the way to go. If you just drill holes then you will be at the mercy of weather to control the temp.
  8. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what about a slider ? drill a few holes & add a lip for a sliding damper ? btw- where ya gonna find the mini digi thermo ? lol- thats a very cool project & it looks great.
  9. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thats a great little smoker redbrinkman, way to go .......what about using one of those full flow ball valve things I see on some of barrell smokers ....easy to install !! just a thought
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I Love it! It's so cute! That'd be great for football tailgate parties! Awsome. Good job Red! What'd yo use for the fire box? [​IMG]

    I'd go with a smll slider on the firbox. That is SOOOO cool! [​IMG]

    There ay go I told you you could do it! WoooHooo! [​IMG]
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very cool Red!

    You definitely need some adjustable air flow in the fire box... I'd suggest a small round Weber type vent. They are cheap and easy to install. I have an extra one - if you are interested, I'll ship it to ya'...
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  13. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Red, I have a little weber kettle with a smokenator that I use and can produce ribs, brisket and butts as good as most with much more expensive equipment. Good "Q" is more about heart than how much you spend on your cooker!
  14. i would try adding a rack and droppin in a make shift water tray.. Only problem with that is access to coals under all that meat, grates and water pan.
  15. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    as alot have said use a slider or the weber type vent....

    as for your charcoal type, i believe the stuff you are about to use is the ready to burn stuff which means that they have been soaked in charcoal fluid[​IMG]

    you did a great job on your mods[​IMG][​IMG] , wish i would have thought of that for myself so i could have smoked on the go this summer
  16. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The charcoal he is using looks like a product I was asking questions about on here. I didn't get much in the way of a response to it (i should check it I did have the email trouble then) The coal if it is the same as what I have seen is made by lokkii ( it is an all natural charcoal that burns very clean with no added chemicals.
  17. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very cool! I like it alot
  18. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    I thought I responded may of beeen on another post sorry here is a picture of it it looks like what you said.I bought it a Gander Moutain last weekend for .17cents each seems hard to start and suppose to last 90 mins. when it is lit it glows red inside and last about an hour I think it is for small grills or smokers but you can stack them if you want Thnka for all the replys
    Good luck and Good smoking
  19. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work that looks awesome way to go
  20. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    REd -

    I'd edit that post and PM him with the info - you just gave your address to every junk mail worm in the world hon!

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