New (kinda) Cooker Bebute and Turkey QVIEW

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by walle, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Morn'en everyone.
    Wanted to share some pictures of the smoker I've been working on this summer and some turkey and ham picts for the company T-Day party I'm cooking for today.

    Cooker's previous life was a Stokeamatic Coal Stoker.

    Side view of cooker

    Cook box

    Wood Bin

    Fire Box



    Temperature in Fruita, Colorado at 3:00 this morning

    Turkey's ON!

    Patience boy, PATIENCE!

    Thanks for checking out my picts.
    I'll share more along the way.
  2. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Turkeys have been on since 3:30, just added a spiral ham rubbed with mustard and Jeff's rub. Look'en good.

    Thanks for looking.
  3. Nice looking birds. Looks like you got a pretty good set up.

    Thanks for sharing.
  4. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks, Blue.
    I tried lifting the skin and rubbing butter for the first time and as you can see, got a little carried away and tore it before I knew what I was doing. Hafta be more careful next time.
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah-that baby can hold some meat....looking good...
  6. omahasmoker

    omahasmoker Smoke Blower

    that thing is huge! those turkeys look like cornish game hens. i love how it self-feeds the wood chips. nice find. looks like it weighs a few pounds.
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Birds & Sausage Look Great...[​IMG]

    Nice Cooker...[​IMG]
  8. zjaybird

    zjaybird Meat Mopper

    Looks good and it is Local Colorado. Hey, Give me a call and I wil bring my birds to you to do LOL LOL

    Looks like and great job recycling a good old coal stoker into a great smoker.

  9. target

    target Fire Starter

    is that sausage or necks?? I thought they were necks.
    Awesome smoker and setup those birds look amazing.
  10. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for all of the comments. This was one 'ell-of-a project to get everything working together. Over engineered it, then basically took it back to Zero and got it right the second time.

    I thought the cook box was WAY to big at first, 3' wide x 2' deep x 4' tall. Was trying to save $$ when I had the metal bent, then I got it home and was like "GEEZE!". Now that I'm using in, I like it, especially today. Have all ready been asked to do all six turkeys next year.

    NECKS - Not Sausage. If you look close you can see the angle I have welded to the top of each side - big plans to hang rods across for sausage some day, just haven't gotten to it.

    Again, thanks. Means a lot to get complements from this group.

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