Brick build

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by krabby patties, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    Thanks. That's what I needed to know. The metal is painted. I think it would have taken the heat although it may have warped some. The water pan and metal would be supported by heavy steel t-posts for fencing. I think 3-4 of them would hold about anything I put on them. I'll keep looking for a baffle then.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If your T-posts area painted you will want to grind, burn, or sand blast the paint off prior to installing them. Paint in your smoker is a no-no!
     
  3. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    They are rust covered right now. I will burn them and wire wheel clean.
     
  4. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    Got the grill done today. I drilled a couple holes through the back wall near the bottom to drain water and draw air.



     
    Last edited: May 2, 2015
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  5. Nice. Man that looks great  Now we need to see it loaded up with meat and smoke coming out the stack  Good Job   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  6. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with Gary,  love the grill area!   Your hard work is about to pay off!   Don't forget to let it cure good before you start even a small fire.   I love your set up.   Don't mess it up by getting in a hurry to use it.     

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  7. mysticpage

    mysticpage Newbie

    Great build! Keep us updated!
     
  8. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    Thanks.
    Here is what I got done today.
     
  9. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thems some good looking birds sir!
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And on the 7th day he rested, smoked chicken and said, it is good!
     
  11. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    I may have the baffle figured out. Dad gave me a wood stove tonight. I have no fireplace in my house. It's a cast iron stove. I took a couple pieces home to see how it fit. These are the plates that seal the stove to the mantle, I guess you would say. The cast iron should soak up the heat and help hold it steady. I used two of four. If I can find a way to cut cast, I might in bolt the front of the stove and trim a couple inches off the top so I can just seal it to the front of the smoker just under the lintel. If that would work I could have a cast iron front door. If that doesn't work then the side could may be be rotated 90 degrees and have a fold down door with the brass screw in damper in the door. The side plate is slightly larger than the opening in the front of the smoker with a 10x16"?? door may be. I'll play around with it when I get a chance to go get the stove.






     
  12. alan1414

    alan1414 Newbie

    That's some fantastic work. Can't wait to see the final product and the food that comes out of it. I need to go find me some bricks lol
     
  13. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    M
    y dad's neighbor just pulled out a brick walkway and stacked the brick beside the driveway like it's to be hauled off. I'm trying to see if I can aquire it. It's the brick size pavers with no holes, but I bet it would still make something cool.
     
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  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Step away from Wes....... he'll be taking you into a wood fired oven! ROFLMAO
     
  15. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    I dont need a pizza oven, but a fire place to the front of the rock closer to the picnic table could be nice. It would be neat with a closable side exhaust vent to run a removable pipe for cold smoking by closing the chimney and opening the vent, and running the pipe into the firebox on the smoker. That might get too crowded in my area though.

    That would be a good one for you Wes. Drill a 3'' hole in the side of your fireplace and fire box. Add a threaded or slip fitting w\caps that would take the high heat when run as a smoker and fireplace. Install a pipe and close off the fireplace chimney when you need to cold smoke by burning a small handfull of coals.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2015
  16. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL Kevin!!   If the pizza and bread is half as good as I've read and heard,   I may just quit work and cook my life away!!      I will learn how to make bread in this thing.   Flour is cheap and I got nothin but time!   :)
     
  17. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You could also do the same with your smoker.   I know it doesn't look the best, but I've turned out some damn good bacon.   

    This is a  sidebox from a chargriller.    A wood door with all the fittings.   You have to use aluminum.   Just a thought and cheaper too.  I can keep temps below 90F with a nice TBS.  

     
  18. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    Oh, I plan too.
     
  19. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    Holding at 68 degrees cold smoking.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2015
  20. krabby patties

    krabby patties Smoke Blower

    Smoked salmon cream cheese dip.

     
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