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SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 08:55 PM

The Question Is.........
Can I take this no smoking Propane Turd and turn it into a Possibly Insulated, Charcoal n Wood Chunk Burning, Meat Smoking Machine? We will find out over the next few weeks........

To Be Continued..........

peeps 09-29-2013 08:58 PM

Interesting! Will stay tuned for progress...

What was the CL price?

nucornhusker 09-29-2013 08:58 PM

It sure looks like you could.

SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 09:06 PM

SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 09:08 PM

They wanted $200, been offering less all week - $180 was best I could do but I just sold the offset vertical tank smoker for $180 that I had $80 in so I figure I got $80
Into this one - sorta. :wink: And I'll probally get a few Dollars for the propane setup in this one back on the CL. :heh:

mrbill 09-29-2013 09:09 PM

keep us posted, seems like a neat project to try.

jeffturnerjr 09-29-2013 09:09 PM


SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 09:13 PM

Besides ruining Meats , buying and playing with and selling Cheapo smokers is part of the Hobby for me ......just wish I knew how to weld and could afford a wire welder and a plasma.......:pray:

Dauvis 09-29-2013 09:13 PM


Bludawg 09-29-2013 10:32 PM

Don't look to be to difficult gut the burner assy and build a basket block the louvres and install a slide damper shouldn't take longer than a 12 pk.

Diesel Dave 09-30-2013 05:45 AM


Originally Posted by SmittyJonz (Post 2641833)
Besides ruining Meats

And you do so well at it :laugh:


just wish I knew how to weld and could afford a wire welder and a plasma.......:pray:
Come on over my boy will help you out. We got 3 welders, we'll set you up on the lil one to get ya going.

Tuned in to watch this conversion, you got it I'm sure.

dwfisk 09-30-2013 07:02 AM

Great minds thinking alike??????
I think mine is an older big brother to your score and just yesterday started measuring an sketching a remodel from a gasser to a charcoal/stickburner. Mine is a "Grand Hall" made in China for Sam's Club, marketed as a MembersMark product. I cooked on it for about 10 years and got pretty good results but since I build my reverse flow a couple years ago, I've just had it mounted to the trailer and used is as an oven, but I think it will make a nice insulated vertical. The top cooking chamber is already insulated.
The bottom chamber is not insulated but it is plenty big to let me add 2" of insulation and a 1/4" firebox, charcoal grate, etc. (I've been using the lower chamber to store my gas frier & stuff)
My plan is to keep the water pan but gut the wood chip drawers and burner & controls.
I'm thinking I'll be able to preserve the SS exterior pretty much in tact. Good luck on your build and I'll be watchin closely to try and learn something.

sliding_billy 09-30-2013 10:55 AM

Will be watching this one.

SmittyJonz 10-08-2013 10:20 PM

I gutted the propane system tonite........

It had recessed wheels and so had wheel humps in back corners I had to cut out....I'm gonna cover the bottom and the vented sides on inside with lighter gauge sheetmetal then have a buddy weld me up an open top box out of 1/8" or 3/16" plate with short (4") front wall to slip in there then I will run a charcoal n wood chunk burn basket in that.

It is double walled but not insulated except for the doors-- if I can get the top off easily I wanna stuff insulation down into the walls :biggrin1:

SmittyJonz 10-08-2013 10:48 PM

I Am on the LookOut for a cheap 60-80 Gallon upright Air Compressor Tank Too.........:shock:

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