Weber conversion

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by louis a, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. louis a

    louis a Newbie

    I have looked at a couple of ideas on the internet before building my own smoker. I basically took a El Cheapo Weber knock-off as I knew it would not get heat so it should last, connected a basic aluminium pot via some aircon ducting. Works like a charm! I've smoked trout, olives and beef filet to make a smoked carpaccio with great success! The whole thing cost me about R500, that would be approx $45
     
  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

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  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a good idea! Are you saying you make the fire in the pot and run the tubing to the smoker?

    Despite Timberjet's reply, we're usually a welcoming and friendly bunch here, so welcome aboard!

    We do love our pictures though, so put some up of your smoker if you can.
     
  4. louis a

    louis a Newbie

    That's exactly how it works! Just did a filet of beef again yesterday, smoked it over ice for 2hrs(South Africa is hot this time of year 33 Celcius!) I will try and post some pics.

    You will notice the fire is not actually in the pot though it sits ons a gas stove. The fuel could
    be anything you can rest the pot on but gas is easiest to control. The
    wood shavings are inside the pot(dry). I used oak shavings made from ground
    wine barrels.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  5. louis a

    louis a Newbie

    Puff the magic dragon!
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  6. louis a

    louis a Newbie

    The ice is inside the stainless steel bowl to keep
    the meet cold.

    I am serving the beef today with Camembert cheese,
    glazed green fig and balsamic reduction!
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Hey I wasn't being mean I really did want to see the picture. lol
     
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I hadn't intended my reply to sound so snarky, I was just jerkin' your chain. No offense intended!!
     
  9. Those spoons look a bit big to fit in your mouth?
     
  10. louis a

    louis a Newbie

    @ timberjet No offence taken!

    About the spoons, they are actually intended for Chinese soup, but they work well
    to stack all the toppings. The guests used small forks to pick off the snack. The picture
    I posted was from the previous time when I used rocket, spring onion, balsamic and
    parmesan cheese. Some of our guests said that they like it more than the camembert
    and green fig I used yesterday. I also smoked the beef for three hours in stead of two.
     
  11. No, honestly, that's a great presentation, I was just having fun.
     
  12. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    In your defense Ribwizzard, those Chinese/Japanese soup spoons are a little awkward to use[​IMG]   They do make a really nice presentation though, bet they'd work great for smoked oyster shooters.
     

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