My smoker mods plus Fred Flintstone Ribs - pics

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by albin, May 30, 2008.

  1. albin

    albin Newbie

    First smoker mod: Lift kit and off-road tires. Have no clue where I got the idea to do this.....
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  2. albin

    albin Newbie

    Second mod: Heat plate on the firebox.
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  3. albin

    albin Newbie

    Third mod: Firebox charcoal/wood holder and heat plate between the firebox and smoker area.
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  4. albin

    albin Newbie

    Fourth mod: Second shelf, that can slide in and out.
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  5. albin

    albin Newbie

    Fifth mod: High technology (for the 19th century) heat plates under the grill.
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  6. albin

    albin Newbie

    Sixth mod: Courtesy of my 13 year old son.
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  7. albin

    albin Newbie

    Pics of the Fred Flintstone Beef Ribs:
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  8. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some cool mods, and the ribs... Makes me wanna say YABBA DABBA DOO!!!!
     
  9. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Someones been busy !!!! [​IMG] Great lookin' mods !!!!

    Got one more you can try , A 1/4" or so notch on that railroad spike right where the square part meets the overhang makes for a handy bottle opener [​IMG]
     
  10. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow! Albin great job and describtion [​IMG] Also BTW thoughs ribs look great [​IMG]
     
  11. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fine lookin ribs, nice amount a meat on them too! Bet those were mighty tastey!
     
  12. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Great mods, did you make the second shelf yourself or have it made and where can a guy get expanded metal in small quanties
     
  13. albin

    albin Newbie

    Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it!

    I made the second shelf myself. I like working with metal, especially welding. The expanded metal was from a previous project.

    I usually get my metal from a local steel supplier, but for this project, I did buy the 1" angle and 1/2" wheel axles from my local Lowe's. They have expanded metal also. Be aware that the cost goes way up for small steel quantities though.

    The ribs are "beefy" ribs supplied by Tim's Specialty Meats, on Governor's Drive, in Huntsville, AL. It's the only place I've found that has these type ribs with a lot of meat on the bones vs the "all bone - no meat" variety at the local Kroger/Safeway/Publix/Walmart stores.

    Thanks,

    Al
     

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