Home made smoker for brother in law

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by bb53chevpro, May 15, 2008.

  1. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is an impressive looking rig, Andy. Wish you were closer, I'd ask you to build me one!!

    About the color scheme, what are his two favorite darker colors? You could paint the door to match the legs of the beast, as well as the roof of the smoker. Paint the rest of it a different color. Maybe put a logo on the side of his favorite team? My $0.02.
  2. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Andy, That is just great looking. WOW. Let me know if you need another bro-in-law. I can drive over and pick it up.[​IMG]

    Sumo, Thanks for bumping. I missed this thread earlier.
  3. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Now that is an accomplishment to be very proud of.
    Excellent feeling of satisfaction.
    That's cool Dude!
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Andy that is 1 Fine looking smoker-very well designed and constructed-u be the man!! and your bro in law must take good care of your sis for u to think of him this way.As far as a paint job-what are his tastes? If I were closer I see your compressor will handle my air brushes & gun-we could have fun comming up with somthing.
  5. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry for the confusion. brother in law is my wifes oldest brother.
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice rig andy, ya did a great job with it!
  7. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    color scheme.......??

    How bout JOHN DEERE GREEN!.......heh

    .............or not.........[​IMG][​IMG]

    nice work, Andy....almost looks "factory built".....cep'n that it's missin a paint job......lol


  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Andy..that's just top notch work. TOP NOTCH! Well done!
  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Andy that thing is awesome really looks good. You and your brother in law should be proud you for building it and him for owning it
  11. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well I picked up the smoker from the sandblasting place today, and man, am I ever TICKED off. They destroyed it. All the panels are so bent out of shape, doors are all twisted. I have no idea how I am going to fix this right now. I guess I need to look at it tomorrow after I chill for the night.

    Sorry, just venting some steam...........[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  12. rtom

    rtom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    they obviously did it with to much pressure on the sand sometimes thinner metal will do that, they should have turned it down, I'm sorry to hear that they ruined it, you did a very good job
  13. safety1

    safety1 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    You should eb very proud of your accomplishment. The layout and workmanship is excecllant. I like the idea of the lower door assembly rather than one large door. Wish mine had that so I didn't loose all my heat when adding more wood. I may try and mod mine to serve the same purpose. Post more pics when you get time.
  14. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dang Andy... Hate to hear about the sand blasting thing!! You seem to have awesome skills though. Maybe you can fix it. Keep us posted!

    Good luck!
  15. sweethanky

    sweethanky Fire Starter

  16. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    thats good work,, you should consider sellin a few of em
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Aww crap! Are there braces on the doors? If not, maybe tack on some small angle stock on one edge, torque it back and clamp, tack the other?

    Man... those guys should know better. I hope ya din't pay them!
  18. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to hear about that:-(

    What were they thinking? How did they react when you picked it up?

    Maybe you should release there name and we all can tie up their phone lines for a few weeks!!

    I hope its fixable,

  19. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Andy, That is an awesome smoker that ya built. I am sure you can"spring " it back into use. I see ya got a big compressor in your shop, for what ya paid these bozos, you may have been able to get a portable blaster from harbor freight or rent one. I bought one last year for 125 bucks, and hve used it alot for trailers, and other repainting jobs.

    I would like to offer a suggestion on your smoker though. Everything looks great, but on long smokes I fear that the area under the coal pan will fill with ash and snuff out your draw from below. Maybe you could make a vent/slide out door directly below, to loose some of the ash when needed. I would also recomend some type of handle on the coal bin/basket, to make it easier to"shake the coals" for increased heat,or hotter burn. It would also make the refueling easier. Just a friendly suggestion.

    Looking forward to the final finished pics, and some food cooked on that bad boy![​IMG]
  20. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good, hopefully you can straighten it out.

    So, you got any sisters? I could use a brother in law like you!!!!

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