Trying Different Woods

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by greazy, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. greazy

    greazy Fire Starter

    I like to experiment w different woods and different mixes of woods. In order to do so with a minimum of expense and trouble, I have found a use for an old Brinkman vertical smoker.

    I put an empty pan on the fire pan brackets. A farm plow disk on the water pan brackets. A disk is of much heavier metal than a pan and has a hole in the center for air flow. A brake drum would also work. A grill grate on the top.

    I build a fire on the disk/brake drum and "cook" some cheap frankfurters after it has burned down to coals. If the wood is not one to be further explored I have learned so cheaply, easily, and made my dogs happy. If it passes this test I try it with some more desirable meats and in a more desirable smoker.
  2. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Any chance you have a picture of this set up?
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Man that's one heavy mini smoker! Good luck and keep us posted!
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great idea. My concern would be with any residual material from brake lining that make have been "baked-On". This is based on my understanding correctly about your setup.

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