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motoeric
02-14-2010, 02:18 PM
Hi,

If you are aware of an odd or unique smoker and have some info on it or the owner, please post that info here or pm me.

We would like to have a feature in issue four of Smoke Signals about idiosyncratic rigs and the people that manufacture and use them.

Thanks!

Eric

Double D's BBQ
02-14-2010, 07:24 PM
I'd start with Dave Klose. He has a section on his website called unique pits. (beer bottle smoker, Continental Airlines Smoker, Baby carraige smoker, mail box smoker, Chuck Wagon Smoker, Train Smoker, etc)

http://www.bbqpits.com/

Neal
02-14-2010, 07:57 PM
There was a cooker out at Great Bend this weekend that looked like a big rodeo bull bucking with his back feet in the air. I don't know whose it and I forgot to take a picture. Maybe someone else who was out there knows?

Ron_L
02-14-2010, 08:00 PM
Lion Bout The Q had a smoker that was shaped like a giant beer bottle. I don't know if he still uses it since he bought his FEC.

thillin
02-14-2010, 08:02 PM
There was a cooker out at Great Bend this weekend that looked like a big rodeo bull bucking with his back feet in the air. I don't know whose it and I forgot to take a picture. Maybe someone else who was out there knows?

There's one in TX and I missed getting a pic last 2 times I saw it. Then I found out the guy has the same last name as me. Not very common, so it may be a cousin.

SMITTYtheSMOKER
02-14-2010, 10:22 PM
Cooked next to a guy in Bakersfield who had just modified a rolling toolbox and was cooking on it for the first time.

http://www.cbbqa.org/forum/uploads/1244441503/gallery_138_221996.jpg

Professor Salt
02-15-2010, 02:58 AM
PM Rub-A-Dub. He works for an electrical utility and built a smoker out of a massive transformer cabinet. I don't have a photo of it, tho.

NorthwestBBQ
02-15-2010, 06:17 AM
http://images.craigslist.org/3m23p83lf5T85P95S5a29b0c892926ff7118a.jpg

Lion Bout The Q
02-15-2010, 08:13 AM
Lion Bout The Q had a smoker that was shaped like a giant beer bottle. I don't know if he still uses it since he bought his FEC.
Its a giant BBQ sause bottle..I still have it and use it, just not for KCBS comps as I am old and like the sleep I get with the FEC. Thanks for remembering it Ron..

Brew-B-Q
02-15-2010, 08:29 AM
This was across from us yesterday at a competition.
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/patmccreight/OvenSmokerLarge.jpg

Lion Bout The Q
02-15-2010, 12:55 PM
http://s830.photobucket.com/albums/zz221/wrightplace/?action=view&current=bbqiowacooker.jpg See if this works

Plowboy
02-15-2010, 12:57 PM
This was across from us yesterday at a competition.
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/patmccreight/OvenSmokerLarge.jpg
So many crazy things in that picture, I don't know where to start. Them look like church going boots... cause they holy.

Ashmont
02-15-2010, 01:18 PM
Saw one years ago made outta Casket? Guess they didn't cook very well...

G$
02-15-2010, 06:14 PM
I cooked from across a gentleman that had converted a huge semi truck fuel tank in to a vertical smoker. Talk about a UDS, it was huge. If a UDS is 55 gallons, this must have been over 100.

Wish I could remember who it was or had a picture.

Jeff_in_KC
02-15-2010, 11:28 PM
There's a team around here somewhere called Swine Flew. They've been competing for many years and their smoker is an old airplane. Someone at the Royal in 2008 was featured on the news cooking in the trunk of a classic car.

Smokin Turkey
02-16-2010, 08:11 AM
Here is my little smoker that holds the worlds shortest smoker record being used for its one and only competition at RocCity Ribfest 2009. Placed 26/62

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/RocCity%20Ribfest%2009/IMG_1923.jpg
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/RocCity%20Ribfest%2009/0523091152.jpg
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/RocCity%20Ribfest%2009/0523091152b.jpg
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/RocCity%20Ribfest%2009/IMG_1911.jpg
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/RocCity%20Ribfest%2009/IMG_1924.jpg

thillin
02-16-2010, 08:32 AM
North Main BBQ in Euless, TX has the armadillo smoker. (anatomicly correct) I know they use it at at least a few comps.

Skinny Cook
02-16-2010, 08:40 AM
JUICY BUTTS BBQ has a 1979 DJ-5 Jeep that has been converted into a smoker and also has 2 grills under the hood.

Here is a picture of a 125lb piggy.

Skinny Cook
02-16-2010, 08:43 AM
Here's the front section with the grills. Notice the smoke exiting from the roof vent ? There is a wood stove setting where the tranny used to. It supplies the heat/smoke for the interior.

Alexa RnQ
02-16-2010, 09:06 AM
These are a crackup! I'd love to see the armadillo!

Here are two we see every year in Durango, CO -- High Country Cookers' elk cooker, and Bare Butt BBQ's bear cooker. What's really special is that when people come close to get a look, the elk bugles and the bear roars.

http://www.rhythmnque.com/2009Durango/elkcooker.jpg

http://www.rhythmnque.com/2009Durango/bearcooker.jpg

Lion Bout The Q
02-16-2010, 10:04 AM
Here is minehttp://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz221/wrightplace/bbqiowacooker.jpg

Jorge
02-16-2010, 11:10 AM
North Main BBQ in Euless, TX has the armadillo smoker. (anatomicly correct) I know they use it at at least a few comps.

I haven't seen it there in quite a while. They can be contacted here...

http://www.northmainbbq.com/

Smoky River BBQ
02-17-2010, 08:00 AM
This was across from us yesterday at a competition.
http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff342/patmccreight/OvenSmokerLarge.jpg

Which was the main source of fuel for this comp...the coals inside it or the bottle outside?? :-D

STX Cue
02-17-2010, 08:38 AM
I saw an armadillo smoker and an FEC (I think) on a trailer south of Ft Worth this past weekend at a gas station. We were in a bit of a rush so I didn't have time to shoot a picture.

Stoke&Smoke
02-17-2010, 02:23 PM
Which was the main source of fuel for this comp...the coals inside it or the bottle outside?? :-D

Pretty sure this was the same guy who took an oven to the Westmont amatuer contest last year. He's interviewed here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceRJ5SYAxX8&feature=related

beam boys bbq
02-17-2010, 08:46 PM
ok no one has chimed in on me :-D
when i first started i was using an mod ice box from an covence store with an fire box in the front

then last year going to an cattering event it cought on fire and died:rolleyes: