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Post by ssorllih » Tue Oct 18, 2011 03:50

I was looking at Toolhawk's TIG welds . He has some interesting hobbies or else he makes his living working metal.
The smoker should be a joy to use.
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Post by toolhawk1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:12

I teach Machining and Fabrication at a University 14 yrs now, before that work as a prototype fabricator for Roush racing for 11 yrs. (nascar ) ,
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Post by ssorllih » Tue Oct 18, 2011 13:32

I was trained in metal processing (welding and heat treating ) while in the Air Force so I know what good work looks like. You have access to a wonderful shop facility. I envy you greatly.
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Post by story28 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 18:14

Here is a nice "little" machine. Its a Koch GP3 smoker. It has a few cool features like cooling coils for cold smoking, temperature and humidity control, a microprocessor for record keeping and processing condition, and a few other bells and whistles.

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Post by Chuckwagon » Sat Nov 12, 2011 18:38

Maaaa ma!
Green with jealousy doesn't describe the feeling! :mrgreen:
When are you going to fire it up?
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably needs more time on the grill! :D
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Post by story28 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 18:50

Chuckwagon wrote:Maaaa ma!
Green with jealousy doesn't describe the feeling! :mrgreen:
When are you going to fire it up?
:lol: I'll share it with you CW. We have the plumbing installed, but we have to finish up the heating/cooling/electrical components. After that we install the smoke chamber next to the unit and call a specialist to come out for 2 days to help me to make the machine suit our needs.

That thing is obese; a whopping 1000 #! :shock:
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Post by Chuckwagon » Mon Nov 14, 2011 06:48

Hey Jerbear,
We're all waiting to see how your smoker turned out. Did your uncle help you finish it up? Got any photos of the latest work on it? I think it's pretty good ingenuity taking an old shipping crate and turning it into something as useful as a smoker. Keep us up on your progress Jer.

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If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably needs more time on the grill! :D
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Post by JerBear » Mon Nov 14, 2011 17:53

Sorry for the delay, project got a bit sidelined by life. I just need to add the dowels and one piece of piping and I'm ready for cold smoking. I'm not set up for hot smoking yet so I'm going to have to finish items in an oven but hopefull pics soon!
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Post by crustyo44 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 00:18

Hi story 28.
This smoker looks great, just let us all know how it all works
I am planning on buying a dough proofer unit, stainless inside and out. 7'Hx 3'Dx 2'6'W
which I like to convert into a cold/hot smoker, hence my request for more know-how.
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The Danby Microwave Cold Smoker Adapter Kit

Post by Devo » Sun Nov 20, 2011 15:39

Nothing special about my smoker, just a 4 rack digital bradley. Made a cold smoke adaptor for it. Made this up with a broken microwave from work. The recycling places are full of these things. All you need is a dryer vent hose and some short pipe connectors. A good pair of sheet metal cutters and a drill to start your pilot hole. Oh and also some duck tape, can't forget that ;)
And you will be helping the environment by recycling 8)

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The other cool thing is the micro wave had a fan kit on the back that will fit my bradley very nicely

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Post by kjuncatman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 04:52

OH BOY, looks like these guys are serious If I can fuigure out how to post pictures
I will put on my new smokehouse made from an old comertial deepfreez. my tounge and groove
'outhouse smoker ' has done a great job for several years. My neighbor asked where I got that black coating. It would look good on his bbq grill. guess its the craftsmanship not the dollars that count. how bout that ausie setup in sausage making oh boy nicer than my house! keep up the good work
cure the meat? Is it sick?
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Post by ssorllih » Thu Nov 24, 2011 20:37

I am going to claim the prize for the most lo-tech smoker. I finally got serious and put it together. I still use my grill but a made a fire box from a section of clay flue liner and and a smoke pipe from a section of steel down spouting. Contolling the air to the fire was tricky . I had to cement all of the air holes so that I could open or close the one I wanted.
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I can lift a lid on top and add chunks of hickory as needed.
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Post by JerBear » Thu Nov 24, 2011 21:26

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Post by ssorllih » Thu Nov 24, 2011 21:53

I have just 3 hours of experience with it so far. The fire wants to cool down to the point of no smoke and I have to open the dampers for a few minutes about every half hour But the grill housing stays cool to the touch. The outside temperature to day is about 60 and the thermometr to I put in there reads about the same as the free air.
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Post by Bubba » Fri Nov 25, 2011 13:15

Ross, that is a very clever way of making use of existing equipment!

The sausage being in contact with the grill, do you have to rotate it once or twice during smoking?
Ron
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