The Old BBQ Pit

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by hounds51, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Old Fire Pit
    Here are some pictures of an old fire pit my dad made in 1942. It has been sitting without use since the mid 60's. I decided to revitalize the old pit into a smoke house. Although it sent me way over budget, I decided to construct it in my dad's memory.
    I thought the pictures may give someone some ideas as to construction, and also someone might see some mistakes that I have made. Please feel free to post any suggestions on construction.
    Thanks Dennis

  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really like it, would like to have one for myself; your Dad would be proud !!!
  3. nwbhoss

    nwbhoss Smoking Fanatic

    Good on you for keeping the family tradition alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
  4. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Excellent, I love the way you built it


    Your Dad would be proud
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that is how you make the old manb proud there dennis for sure. I like it alot and I bet it will crank ouot some really good bacon and sausage for sure too.
  6. cruizer

    cruizer Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Now thats an outstanding little smokehouse. Good job! [​IMG]
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Points for the construct and the overall great job with the pics! As others have said, your Dad would be very proud. [​IMG]
  8. Thanks All for the kind words. I need to get some up to date pictures of the inside, as it is now well broken in and black with some hard smoke. I have done 6 sausage smokes, 3 poultry/ham smokes, and 3 snack stick smokes, oh yea I almost forgot Ive also done 2 bacon smokes. All turned out just a pinch short of super fantastic.
  9. philly single

    philly single Fire Starter

    Agree with everyone of the coolest things I've seen in awhile...Dad would absolutely be proud!!
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pops has a smile.........

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