Old homemade cookers

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by cowgirl, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Went to a friends house this weekend for a crawdad boil.
    His collection of "stuff" is interesting.....

    He made the old woodburner years ago and it still works like a charm. The vertical section has shelves for food too.




    His burner is made from an old truck tire rim. With the pot sitting on top, the thing is close to 5' tall.



    It puts out great food though....






    His wood bin......



    He is an auctioneer. The "stuff" he has collected over the years is pretty amazing.[​IMG]
     
  2. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mmmmm.......crawdaddys!! Love the other "stuff" too.
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The man has utilized his resources, glad you had a great time.
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    DINGLE, it's fun just wandering around his place looking at all of the "stuff".[​IMG]

    Rich, it was a fun evening. :)
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have often wondered 'bout the newspaper they pour the boil out on. Does the ink add that much flavor? [​IMG]
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, but the flies they swatted right on the table added some protein. lol
    Just kiddin.[​IMG]
     
  7. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for sharing the pics. I like seeing that old stuff.
     
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Joe. :)

    Here's a pic of some of my old "stuff".....
    My tractor tire rim fire ring....great for camping.



    And an old burner made with a piece of pipe, a burner from an old hot water heater, and rebar for legs.




    This cooker has seen many calf fries, crawdad boils, turkey fries, fish fries, etc..
     
  9. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Suddenly I am hungry!!!
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Vlap, welcome home! Or are you still on vacation?
     
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh... I have had a few boils...even one out East...they ALL do that. Not the flies...the newsprint. Just strikes me as strange. I mean, what's wrong with a cotton tablecloth or something? Anyway..nice post. Classic iron there!
     
  12. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Where there is 'stuff' and an idea - there will be a will and a way! Love to see old stuff used in innovative ways.
     
  13. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2 more days of vacation!

    Loving life here.. I just feel so stinkin healthy I might have to eat at Mcd's for week after I get home.
     
  14. jseiber

    jseiber Fire Starter

    The one with the truck tire rim, brings back a few memories. On a mission trip to Jamaica a few years ago, we made "Chicken Foot Soup" on a similar setup.
     
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love it John![​IMG]
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Me too jocosa!



    Rich, there has to be some kind of danger in cookin or it's no fun! [​IMG]

    Vlap, don't give in to McD's![​IMG]
     
  17. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Thought you were gonna say "the doctor just removed the last one from my *^&."


    We always use newspaper for oysters too. It's all about the easy cleanup, because eatin oysters requires copious amounts of alcoholic beverages, leading to a slim chance I'm gonna be up for cleaning for 36 hrs.
     
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmmm oysters!!
     
  19. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We call it "stuff", my wife calls it something else!
     
  20. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL.......
     

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