Home Made Smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by winemaster, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. winemaster

    winemaster Fire Starter

    MN
    Here are the cookers we built.
    Been using them for about 4 months now and they cook great.
    Long burns. Triple wall and insulated. Going to be great to use a Insulated box this winter. BBQ and sleep in the winter. LIFE IS GOOD
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Niiice! Way to go![​IMG]
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow... you GOTTA be a beer drinker too...LOL!

    Nice work!
     
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very cool. Did you ever consider making them gravity feed like the Stumps to get even longer burn times?

    Very nice work.
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm am not familiar with "gravity feed" got a link or an explanation?
     
  6. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    Holy Moly [​IMG] , You built them!? Son you have talent.
    They look great, Good Luck with them, you'll be enjoying the cold weather cooking for sure.
    Ron
     
  7. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well If ya get bored and build another I would be happy to test it out for you. Those look very nice.
     
  8. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Those are really nice. Wow
     
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gravity Feeds- - I will take a crack at it. It is what I smoke on. Stumps Smokers being the most common (I think).

    Along side of the main cooking chamber you have chute that you fill up with charcoal, the charcoal burns at the bottom and as it burns up more drops down (thanks to gravity) to be burnt for heat. They are so well sealed up and insulated that there is not enough O2 for the whole tube of charcoal to go up in flames. Picture the smoker like Winemaster built, but without the burn grate under it but off to the side and then a chute about the grate running up the side of the smoker. The charcoal drops on to the grate as the other turns to ash and falls through the grate on to the pan. There is an opening from the grate to the cooking chamber to let the heat and smoke it.

    In mine, I just put wood in the pan and let the falling ashes/embers get the wood smoking, some put chunks of wood in with the charcoal.

    I am not sure that helped............if you search on gravity fed on google or something you should fine info.

    http://www.stumpssmokers.com/
    http://maplehollowbbq.com/

    Looks like most of the detailed pics of them have come off the website. I know there were a bunch of copy cats being made. I suspect that is why the pics with the details of the "guts" were taken down.
     
  10. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Whoa! Most excellent work WineMaster! [​IMG]
     
  11. winemaster

    winemaster Fire Starter

    MN
    Thanks everyone.

    Still hard to believe that we started with 9 -- 6x10 sheets of sheet metal to Fab out those cookers.
     
  12. so how did it work? any problems with it?
     
  13. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice work winemaster, or should it be..........weldmaster???
    Do you work at, or own a fab shop?
     
  14. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Those are beautiful! I wish I had skills like that!

    James.
     
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Those are some very amazing smokers WineMaster! You have a great talent!
     
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Allright..where did the thread go that someone accused the Wine guy of cheating by owning a company? Or am I having a Mac attack..or a stupidity one. Ah well...it would take some resources to build that. Hmm smacks of lemon cake... ;{)
     
  17. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WineMaster, very nice smoker ya built! Great idea about the insulation too. I'm gonna need to get a welding blanket for this winter. Refuse to give up smoking just because it gets "chilly". [​IMG]
     
  18. winemaster

    winemaster Fire Starter

    MN
    We built the smokers at a Friends house that Owns a Heating and Cooling Buisiness. And yes, he has thousands of $ worht of equipment.

    Dont understand why that would be cheeting though.

    Dont really care either.

    Got kick *** smokers and thats all that matters

    Dan
     
  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    here here winemaster

    great job


    d8de
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No issue... just like mystery and conspiricy heh :{) Beauties, they are!
     

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