new smoker i built

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by thebodyman, May 23, 2009.

  1. thebodyman

    thebodyman Newbie

    I just built this smoker took me about 2 days i didnt spend much time on it cause i want to build a different one and make that one really good i just need a new smoker for this weekend and i figure i would practice on this one i spent about 70 bucks making this one. I also tested it out yesterday and it gets over 300 degrees in the top barrel where i put my meat so i was happy i was afraid i wouldnt get enough heat
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is one unique design~wow! Thanks for posting the pics.
  3. thebodyman

    thebodyman Newbie

    thanks yea my father in law built his first one like this a while back ago and then i decided to take a stab at it i think i did a ok job but there are some things i need to change and i will change the next one i will prolly build is the 55 gallon drum on top of a 55 gallon drum
  4. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    looks like it will work. I can wait to see your first smoke in it.
  5. thebodyman

    thebodyman Newbie

    i cant either i will take pics i am going to be doing my first fatty today so i am happy
  6. ajky

    ajky StickBurners

    nice smoker!! i find that drums hold heat better than i thought.
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Interesting smoker. Don't forget the Qview.
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks interesting I can't see the bottom of the burn barrel did you put adjustable vents for controlling air flow into the fire? If not it would give you much better heat control
  9. thebodyman

    thebodyman Newbie

    yea i am going to put the new vents on it when i get a chance i just havent done it yet

    and what is a Qview
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Qview is pics of smokers, smoking, and the good stuff it produces [​IMG]
  11. thebodyman

    thebodyman Newbie

    i will put up some pics for sure i am smoking a couple of fattys tommrow and a ham on monday
  12. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good job Bodyman. That's a unique design,.....Looking forward to views of it in action.
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice work bodyman! Hope your smoke goes well.
    What kind of fattie you doing?
  14. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    If you extended the tube from the firebox, you could use it as a baffle. Drill some smaller holes in it on the side closer to the firebox and drill gradually larger holes as you work across to the other side.

    Just an idea....
  15. thebodyman

    thebodyman Newbie

    that is a good idea i will check on that later this is just my project one for now

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