I am fairly new to welding and I am wanting to build a smoker. Never have tackled this big of a project, but looking forward to it.
I am not wanting anything real big, especially not on a trailer. I even thought about making a mount coming out of the receiver hitch on my truck to pin it in and out of.
I'll take any advice or reading you may have.
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Thread: Building a smoker
04-11-2010, 09:24 AM #1
Building a smokerMiller 180
04-11-2010, 07:45 PM #2
04-11-2010, 08:06 PM #3
Welcome to the site ohsobad_chevy,
There is a few threads here about smokers, mostly large trailer rigs or small one slab smokers. Everything I have seen here have very excellent ideas involved, many of which could be scaled down and made work on a small patio size rig.
Here is a link to another site that has hundreds of ideas of stuff others have built.
From the smf site there is a calculator for figuring your openings for air inlet chamber opening per chamber size and such. I cant get the link to work but if you would like it, PM me and I can email it to you.
My choice would be to build from 1/8" or less sheet, insulate it, and skin it with like sheet. There is a guy on SMF that built two very very nice cookers, not much over 2 feet square and about 3 feet tall. Sorry I don't have the link handy right now but I could probably dig it up if you are interested.
If you click the link in my signature line it will take you to my Picasa account, I am sorry that I do not have my albums organized very well, but now that I have linked to them I cant move them. There is several folders if you scroll down. Take any idea you like, the only thing I would ask, is that you post pics of what you end up with.
Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
Clarke 180 EN Just in case
Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.
Projects and Misc Albums
http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )
04-11-2010, 08:28 PM #4Junior Member
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- Jan 2007
Building a smoker
Try these links and see if you like any of these smokers.
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/index.php click on "Cookers"
http://www.phpbbserver.com/phpbb/ind...orum=smokinjim click on "Equipment" and "Clone Builders List"
Have a good week,
04-11-2010, 10:09 PM #5Senior Member
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- Feb 2010
- Houston, Tx.
I don't know much about building smokers, but I do know there are formulas for determining your firebox size so the whole rig will work as it should. I don't have these formulas, but I'm sure someone on here does. Good luck and enjoy when you are finished.
04-12-2010, 04:33 PM #6
Thanks for the help, fellas.
If you remember those links I will gladly take them. I am looking for the all the info I can get and then some.
Keep it coming.Miller 180
04-12-2010, 07:53 PM #7Senior Member
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- Apr 2008
start with a hot water heater