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Well my wife is laughing and making fun of old farm ways so i figured some others might get a good l

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bambamok, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. I was bound and determined to smoke a brisket on this cold day here in Oklahoma.  I got to thinking (YOU ASK MY BETTER HALF THAT IS BORDERING ON DANGEROUS) about how i would get the temp up and keep it up to do the job.  This is where my old farm ingenuity from the Allegany foot hills comes in. I have the little red brinkman torpedo as my son calls it.  I decided to take some old scrap lumber and build a frame about 8-12"'s from the smoker.  Then i went to Lowes on a scavenger hunt and located an $18.00 dollar hot water heater blanket and fastened around the smoker.  Meanwhile the brisket is getting seared on all sides on my grill.  Altogether, i spent maybe $30.00 and a half hour of work.  The temp is holding great at 300 degrees which is a little hot and when i take the make shift lid off it drops down to an ultimate 250-275 and maintains it easily. 

    When i get the chance a nice frame and trimming it out will be a requirement.  LOL  Not pretty, but it is functional!!!!!!

    So get a good laugh the charlie brown heat wrapped brinkman smoker as the wife has now called it.  She won't be complaining when that brisket is gracing her taste buds tomorrow.  Love you my dear wife...I'm a brave man when she isn't standing right here.  ROFLOL


  2. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Hey if it works,use it i don't see anything wrong with it!!!Being a farmer myself we have built many "iffy" things to get a job done.This hillbilly says GOOD JOB!!!!!
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Necessity the mother of all inventions! Nothing wrong with a little redneck engineering - especially when it works! [​IMG]
  4. jcats322

    jcats322 Fire Starter

    Hey thats not redneck, I see no duct tape anywhere!!!!
  5. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, I've built uglier ones then that.....Nice job [​IMG]
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a fine work of engineering there to me [​IMG]   Tomorrow make her say how its a work of art before you let her have any of that brisket [​IMG]
  7. Nothing beats a savory brisket on a cold winter day. Perhaps, you can convince your wife to join you in a photo with your work of art? I think that some Q-view may definitely be in order!  [​IMG]

    You're in good company. A couple of whacked out fellows over in Nebraska incorporated use of  a rather large kitchen thermometer to our Delux grain dryer door affixed with duct tape to monitor the temps here a couple years ago while parts were on back order. The service folks got a good laugh.  BTW, is that you there in the image with the John Deere? Looks like maybe a 4320 is that right?
  8. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Adapt and Overcome. Thats what I hear at work all the time.

    Looks like you have done a fine job.
  9. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

     Or blue ticks! [​IMG]
  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Git R Done
  11. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks good to me kind of like art [​IMG]
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    SHHhhhhhhhh---- Do you hear Banjos ?????

  13. smokermark,

    I'm trying to get her in the pic!  LOL  She said something about being placed on the smokers most wanted list.   ROFLOL, just kidding!  BTW, your close on the tractor; that is a JD 4010 and yes that is me.  One of three tractors I learned on when living on the farm in SE New York state.

    I got a good laugh out of the posts.  Always a good bunch of people on here. 

  14. les3176,

    I noticed your from my neck of the woods and just west of my hometown of Cuba, New york.  Hope the snow isn't to high.

    Happy smoking

  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Your posts say you don't actually live anywhere. See upper right corner in your posts.


    Macungie, PA
  16. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    bambamok,no all the snow is gone now,its been raining for two days and in the 50s..
  17. Looks really, really nice didn't seem I had the model pegged even with the magnifying glass out!  We have a 4420 with a loader on it still using the tractor. The guy I work with now, his father, brother and him used to collect a lot of tractors together. Every year we take two or three of them out to the farm show with one of the plows and a couple to the country fair for the parade.

    We're still waiting on that most wanted mugshot, BAM! 
  18. Sorry folks for the delay on the mugshot!  I am working out of the area and will post it this upcoming weekend.
  19. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would ahve to agree with everyone here and say that your little comtraption looks awesome and it worked I'm sure. I'm also like Jerry (pineywoods) and tell your wife to build one before you gaive her any brisket too.
  20. You know that is gonna end up on one of those Red Neck emails... give it some time LOL!!!