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Hot/Cold Homemade Smoker (PIC)

Posted By: Dean Torges
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 12:19 p.m.

This smokebox addition works better than I'd hoped, allowing me to control the smudge, from high volume to a trickle, permitting both cold and hot smoking. It's 18" square with an adjustable vent low in the foreground and a dampered 4" pipe exiting the back and coming into the smoker on a grade so that any condensation flows back into the firebox. Trouble free smoke and as much as I want, uninterrupted, for as long as I want.

Smoker itself is a stripped freezer carcase that became available when I punctured a refrigerant coil while installing a hasp on the door. Upgraded it to a smoker without hesitation. Has two large standards inside with scalloped stations for smoke poles (hanging sausage, bacon, hams, chickens, etc.) and also standards for shelving made out of cookie cooling racks (for jerky, fish or cheese). Installed a Plaxtronics unit on the side to regulate inside temps (ceramic bbq unit purchased very cheap from a second-hand thrift store--bought 4 of them for $8 total).

Except for the Plaxtronics unit, which is worth its weight in feral hog andouille, everything else is cobbled and scavenged, yet this smoker will do more than a $2500 unit, and with a great deal more satisfaction.

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Hot/Cold Homemade Smoker (PIC)
Dean Torges -- Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 12:19 p.m.
Nice going ! :-)
Joe Ames -- Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 1:04 p.m.
Re: Nice going ! :-) (PIC)
Dean Torges -- Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:27 p.m.
Re: Nice going ! :-)
Henry Bacarisse -- Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:46 p.m.
jerky shelves (PIC)
Dean Torges -- Friday, April 30, 2004 at 10:36 a.m.
Should do a nice job with...
Joe Ames -- Friday, April 30, 2004 at 3:12 p.m.
Suggestions?
Dean Torges -- Friday, April 30, 2004 at 6:13 p.m.
Re: Suggestions?
Joe Ames -- Friday, April 30, 2004 at 7:06 p.m.
Re: Suggestions?
BobPfeiffer -- Friday, May 21, 2004 at 1:18 p.m.
Re: Nice going ! :-)
STEVE COOLEY -- Friday, April 30, 2004 at 6:11 p.m.
Re: Nice going ! :-)
Henry Bacarisse -- Friday, April 30, 2004 at 8:16 p.m.
Construction of such
Dean Torges -- Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 11:16 a.m.
Re: Construction of such
STEVE COOLEY -- Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 6:48 p.m.
Re: Construction of such
Henry Bacarisse -- Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 9:34 p.m.
Construction Postscript
Dean Torges -- Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 4:41 p.m.
Re: Construction of such
Mike Souza -- Monday, May 24, 2004 at 9:59 a.m.
Aluminum in Smoker
Dean Torges -- Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 8:21 a.m.
Re: Hot/Cold Homemade Smoker
James Johnson -- Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 11:28 p.m.
Cheap Electric BBQ Element
Dean Torges -- Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 1:25 p.m.
Source for Paktronics
Dean Torges -- Monday, June 14, 2004 at 8:05 a.m.
Re: Hot/Cold Homemade Smoker
Chris -- Friday, July 2, 2004 at 7:54 p.m.
Wiring for Paktronics
Dean Torges -- Friday, July 9, 2004 at 2:05 p.m.
Re: Hot/Cold Homemade Smoker
Mike Strickland -- Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 4:56 p.m.
smoke box
Dean Torges -- Monday, July 26, 2004 at 3:30 p.m.

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