I built the best Barbecue Smoker in the world,,, by mistake !!

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by dtvm, May 26, 2015.

  1. dtvm

    dtvm Newbie

    I know, Big talk for an Old retired welder from Idaho, a state famous for barbecue right?  

    I am writing this post to explain how the mistakes I made in designing and building "MaGilla", created the best Barbecue Smoker in the world.  

    I AM NOT HERE TO SELL ANYTHING!  Just to present some concepts that may help with your build.

    My Wife Judy and I used MaGilla for several years, doing Concessions at Fairs, Art's y Fart's y Functions, Parties and Full menu Catering.

    There is a long story about how I came about designing and building "MaGilla"  my smoker.  If you go to the "MaGilla"  blog link,, scroll down to see some detailed photos.

    I have made some minor improvements and upgrades since the original build. 

    I can't sit to long to write so I have to keep my post short. If I get some response I'll try to answer all the questions I can.
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job you did there Dan. You do know some of your ideas are going to get borrowed big time, right?
  3. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Dad gum Dan! That's one big ass grill!
    I like it.
  4. dtvm

    dtvm Newbie

    Ahoy Dutch, Thanks for your comments.

    I decided to do this post to share with builders how this smokers works. I made some mistakes when I built it, but those mistakes are what makes it work so well. We'll see if there is any interest.

  5. Dan, that is a thing of Beauty!!! wow!! Like I have said in many other posts. You guys that have the talent for fabricating smokers,bbq's, etc... I bow to your kung-fu!

Share This Page