I tink I am totally LOST!!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bud1955, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. I have been searching for info on insulating my charcoal smoker.  I saw one insulated with hard board or hardiboard (I am not sure which) with photos, but am unable to locate it again.  I noted that several people said that BBQ Engineer had written, said, noted alot about insulating smokers.  I have looked at several 100's posts , but am unable to find anything.  Please help. I am going crazy (some say that is not that big of a trip for me, but they are just jealous because the voices only talk to me.)

    Thanks in advance

  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bud, morning.... In the threads I have seen, rock wool is used as an insulation.... fire proof etc.... not much thermal mass... pretty much the best to use all around for insulating high temp stuff....

  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There are more options but price per meter and results  Dave is 100% right
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    A lot of guys just wrap a welding blanket around the smoker.
  5. timleo

    timleo Smoke Blower

    it probably depends if your smoker is round or square.  I used concrete board that is used as tile backer as insulation on the sides of my square brinkman and it helped alot
  6. Thanks everyone!  I think that I saw it with Timelo and I have a two door similar to Timelo's smoker.   And I have a few questions.

    1.)  What size pop rivets did you use?  (Every one I saw would not go through the cement board and the cabinet)

    2.)  Did you seal it with aluminum tape afterwards?

    3.)  I do not see anything on the doors, did you skip them?

    4.)  Did you seal the doors?

    5.)  If so, how much and what size rope, felt or such did you use?

    6.)  How did you get it to stay on?  (RTV sealant, Epoxy, Adhesive)

    I know the welder's blanket would be easier,  but I can not afford the cost of them. 

     (My wife would insist on getting rid of them after every use, they do not go with her decor.)

    Thanks for the help everyone. It is good to get the feedback.


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