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Smoker for big cooks

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by erik, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. erik

    erik Fire Starter

    Wondering what other enthusiasts might use for bigger cooks. By bigger cooks, I mean ~50-100 people.

    I have a UDS, but on bigger parties I end up having to do a couple of runs to get all the meat done. So without spending thousands on a trailer setup, what is everyone else doing once friends and family "discover" you tasty talents?
  2. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    Well if you don't want to buy or build a big enough rig to do that much, then just build ya a couple more UDS's and go from there. But if you have the tools and access to scrap, you can build a trailer rig pretty cheap. 
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Matts, Looking at your albums, I am impressed with all the units. Did you build all of those?
  4. bowtieracin

    bowtieracin Smoke Blower

    i used an old commercial all s.s fridge from a restaurant. Has several shelves i used a turkey fryer l.p heating element all insulated works awesome!! I have never filled it but you can get alot of meat in it if you want. just an idea works for me 
  5. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic


    No, those are a collection of pretty much all the custom smokers that members here have built.  I put together a thread in the custom smokers forum that shows them all.  That is why they all show up in my album.  Here is the link to the thread.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/97195/custom-smoker-build-categorized ..  There are a couple of mine in there and more that need to be added.