Vertical cabinet smoker

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Original poster
Jun 1, 2007
I want to convert this cabinet into a smoker, I'm open to any suggestions that anyone has. I'm not sure exactly what I need to do. I also have an air tank (18" around and 26" long that could possibly be used for an offset. Do I need baffles, water bowl, what size smokestack, etc. Too much information is making my head spin
, I'm putting myself in the forum's capable hands.

I'm thinking, gas burner on bottom, similar to a Grillware vertical, but with the option for logs/lump/charcoal also.
The front pane is going bye bye, I'll cover the hole with sheet metal.
The fan hole is the only one, but I think it's too low for a stack (right?)
The panel for under the computer monitor has 1" holes about 4" apart.

I think that's all.

Yeah, the one I have is rusty, I need to get a picture of it posted up. It'll definitely make a better smoker than a computer cabinet.

Thoughts from Cheech:

Lean towards the gas (Logs would heat up too much and the metal is not thick enough)

If you plug the holes you can have a pretty interesting smoker
I thought so, I thought of double walling the whole thing and lining the lower part with fire bricks. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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