Smoker Door?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by hammb, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. hammb

    hammb Newbie

    I am strongly considering a cinder block design but I am having trouble locating a door for the smoker. I have seen several examples of what appears to be a cast iron or steel door with a built in thermometer. Does anyone know where I can find a door like this ? I've checked with my local home improvement stores with no luck.

    Thanks
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have not seen it. Yer not using bourbon in yer water pan, are ya? LOL!

    Call a local steel supplier and get a chunk of 1/4 inch plate. A couple drill holes and come up with a latch. Another hole..insert thermometer.
     
  3. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    hammb, first off welcome to SMF,as far as your door goes you could go to a local fabricator with the diamentions you need and have it built.

    mark
     
  4. hammb

    hammb Newbie

    Perfect... Thanks. And no, the bourbon is still in my glass. :)
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Atta boy! CHEERS!
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    BTW...stop by the "Roll Call" forum and intro yerself... And Welcome to the SMF family!
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    HEY! DEER MEAT! Grin... "SMILE"

    Oh...you have VERY close to the same avatar...as Deer Meat
     
  8. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi hammb!...

    Are you gonna build this with mortared joints?...Firebrick lining?...How exactly?...

    Maybe I can design you a door plan!...


    Until later...
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    that IS deermeats avitar........lolol



    d8de
     
  10. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    maybe he's been using mine ;)

    mark
     
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Perhaps, but he was here a year before you registered. Cool avatar regardless.
     
  12. grantime

    grantime Newbie

    here is a cinder block one that I'm building. Then door is in the metal cover of firebox. I haven't finished it yet so I can't tell yet how well it will work
     
  13. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Send a message to one of our new members by the name of "cowgirl". She's got a cinder block smoker that looks right nice! If I remember correctly, she accesses the hot side by removing a block or two and does not have a door. I think she'll be very helpful with your questions.
     
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm not sure if you are building a hot smoker or a cold smoker, but the best bet IMO is to have one made to fit.

    I use this simple cinderblock pit to hot smoke meat, whole pigs, briskets, turkeys, venison, etc.. I remove blocks from each end to add the hot coals and any wood chips.

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    I'm working on a cold smoker........have not got the firebox set up yet...


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    grantime, that's a nice one. Can't wait to see it finished![​IMG]
     
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sigh... What a woman!
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL! I just spit pepsi all over my screen! [​IMG]
     
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ahh..well, you see, when yer sippin' James B. Beam... you have to avoid such ejaculations.. would eat that puppy right up! :{)
     
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Thanks for the tip/warning Richtee!
     
  19. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    <BOW> My pleasure Smoking Lady... matter of fact... Knights/Knightesses... keep an eye on this one.
     
  20. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Me!...I dun got both my eyes cast on dat, an' raht now!...I gar-onn teee!...[​IMG]

    An'...I gotta told ya...Man it's gittin' deep 'round here also too!...[​IMG][​IMG]

    Seriously though...I think we may have a Knightess in the making here!...


    Until later...
     

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