CharBroil Silver Smoker MODS

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by heliboydoesbbq, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. You might remember that I was in the market ( the right place at the right time ) for a 50$ CL special It looked like this



    Last weekend I made it to Laurel MT and picked up the Silver smoker. It had some surface rust , which was in the original Photos no surprise. I brought it home after a relaxing drive in the rare green montana. Yesterday I worked on it and made two of a few mods that I'll undertake .

    Looks better after I got rid of the rust and gave it a new coat of heat resistant black

    Fabricated a charcoal basket with a divider so that I can burn following the minion method...

    And Fabricated a Baffle out of Chicago steel baking tray (steel) with added little flanges out of Stainless to fit the shape of the Silver Smoker. also included a longer baffle (tuning plate) that will get some kind of mod in the future.


    Char grill Silver Smoker = 50.00
    High Heat Paint (2 Cans)= 15.99
    Grinder Rental 24hrs = 12.00
    Sheet of expanded steel = 24.00
    Sheet of Stainless steel = FREE!
    Stainless hardwear = 20.00? I lost count but it was all SS. and $$
    2 Steel Baking Trays = 12.00 (org.$ 15.99 ea.) Cost plus sale
    Charcoal Tower starter = 13.00

    SO that was all done in one day ! Grinded all the rust off and painted and built today after I get the grinder back to the rental place I'm going to Test fire the thing and see what else I need to do .. It came with a new brunfels therm in the door.. I know that in the furture I 'm going to want a real digital therm.. so I 'm keeping my eye out for one.. and some real wood..

    Other things to do ...

    Bigger Wheels of the front and aft.
    Refinish or replace the wood handles and shelf
    Chimney extension
    Digital Probes

    Its time to start smoking!
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Excellent restore job!! I've got some deep rust on the top of my firebox and it's disgusting to me and I need to get rid of it!! Your smoker is a beaut!
  3. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Looks better than new! [​IMG]
  4. Looks nice.

    I have a question about the Baking pan you used. that could be used to put water in if a person wanted to to get some moisture in the Meats???

    Thanks Heath Spears.
  5. Lookin Good!!!!!
  6. Looking good!..........[​IMG]
  7. Sir, What did you use to plug all the leaks. My char broil silver smoker leaks everywhere especialy the bottom portion of both the doors.


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