Building Smoker at Home

STEP 1: WELDING

Now you can buy a 115V wire feed welder for a very modest price. All the welds we did in this project was done with 0.035 inches. Flow-cored wire, if you can weld with gas if you choose the metal is thinner. Alternatively, if you have a bow (stick) welder, 10 g. It is as thin as can be welded successfully.

STEP 2: CUT
I welded to the ends first, keeping the distortion to a minimum, and then the holes for the doors cut.

STEP 3: CUT
A 2-in. Holeaw offers beautiful rounded corners. I had to cut only three quarters of the way around the openings because I used the seam is not welded at the bottom of the door.

STEP 4: CORTE
The steel can be cut with a jigsaw, but it is laborious and consumes a lot of blades. I also tried to cut the wheels on the crusher, which was a little quicker, but it threw more sparks. Next time I will ask, borrow or steal a plasma cutter.

STEP 5: METAL STRIP
We had one of the local cupboard cutter pieces then roll the drum sections for us, which cost about $ 200 You can use almost any steel – as long as it has not galvanized. If you can find one, try a food grade steel barrel.

STEP 6: TRIM
A cheap piano hinge keeps doors tightly closed. I used rivets, but metal sheet screws.

STEP 7: TRIM
Wooden handles that remain cool enough to touch, remain in place for 5/16-in. Brass bolts and spacers. The sanded handle and wax sticks.

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STEP 8: SMOKE HANDLING
The fireplace is 3 inches. Chimney flue.

STEP 9: HANDLING OF SMOKE
The low-tech firebox cushion is the end of a can of soup.

STEP 10: HANDLING OF SMOKE
The connection between the combustion chamber and the smoke chamber is from 2 to. Water pipe, with pipe nut collars attached. The focus is suspended in this regard, which is surprisingly tight. A bolt and butterfly nut just keep it under solid.

With everything assembled and painted, it’s time to build a very hot fire in the firebox, and get all the metal hot enough to put the paint and burn off any large scale grinding and persistent cutting oil to the Inside. After all fresh, wash everything and paint the inside of the smoke chamber with vegetable oil to prevent oxidation.