mailbox smoker ??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gorillagrilla, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Anybody ever heard of making an old U.S.P.S. mailbox into a smoker ? Gotta chance to haul one away and was wondering. Pretty big .[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you notice how thick? 11 gauge(1/8th inch) or 3/16 inch???
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think they pretty thick-that would make a great smoker i think-being my daughter a mail carrier-what a cool project grilla-q view & keep us posted.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd think it'd be cool! Might have to have it hot-tanked to remove the 15 or so coats of paint, no doubt half of which are lead based. Repaint with the hi-temp stuff.

    Dunno how large the removal door is on those, but you'd want complete access to the racks- Might need to remove and hinge the entire "square" front portion. Would need a plate/waterpan setup, and perhaps a slide in firebox below.

    Man that would look neat with smoke drifting out the letterdrop slot!
  5. swamprb

    swamprb Fire Starter

    I know a guy that has built a smoker from a drop type USPS box. I'll try to get some pics of it. I suggested adding a Char-Griller side firebox to it.
  6. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That would be a damn cool looking smoker..........I would give it a shot........keep us posted.....
  8. didnt get the thickness. I actually thought when I looked at it that it was alot lighter than I thought it would be , but seemed solid. this is a real old school one and HAS a full hinged door on the front . Come to think about it I didnt notice a drop slot. Maybe this was used for some other purpose. says U.S. Mail on the side ( and covered in graffiti )
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    grab it grilla-gonna make a heck of a smoker
    if not I will take it
  10. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    fun project.
  11. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Yeah, but will it deliver some good smoked food?
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    oooooouch! ;{)

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