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Oldyote
11-03-2013, 05:52 PM
Not to be confused with a Smoke House.


A few weeks ago I asked for some suggestions on winterizing a smoker.

This one

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/Surf%20and%20Turf/DSC_0595_zps120b55e4.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ricschaefer1/media/Surf%20and%20Turf/DSC_0595_zps120b55e4.jpg.html)

See thread here.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172779

Well I had some great suggestions including making it a "little house". This was not a project I had time for but I knew that was the right thing to do. So I worked out a plan to make a little house I could take apart in the Spring and put back together in Fall.

So here it is.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/aea70c75-5de5-4166-9514-2e6cbffddf0f_zpsd1a879a6.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ricschaefer1/media/aea70c75-5de5-4166-9514-2e6cbffddf0f_zpsd1a879a6.jpg.html)

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/0bc86202-7af3-4d75-a79b-d4bb8846c86e_zps766df1a8.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ricschaefer1/media/0bc86202-7af3-4d75-a79b-d4bb8846c86e_zps766df1a8.jpg.html)

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j328/ricschaefer1/8d37d0cc-73ee-4cc7-aa05-16cd9fe5d8ac_zps1e8e7cbf.jpg (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ricschaefer1/media/8d37d0cc-73ee-4cc7-aa05-16cd9fe5d8ac_zps1e8e7cbf.jpg.html)

OK so the flying pig is tucked away in her little house. Now that it is done I know a few things I would do differently but overall I think it will work fine and the things I would do differently I can change when I take it apart.

rehless
11-03-2013, 07:02 PM
I like it. Cool.

nucornhusker
11-03-2013, 07:03 PM
I saw that in the WPT, I figured that's what that was. Cool idea.

Diesel Dave
11-03-2013, 07:20 PM
Way to go, that's a great idea and she'll be much safer now

Shagdog
11-03-2013, 08:21 PM
Looks good. Totally worth it for your peace of mind.

peeps
11-03-2013, 08:29 PM
Does it have a roof and not just the tarp on top?

Oldyote
11-03-2013, 08:53 PM
Does it have a roof and not just the tarp on top?

Is that going to be a problem? :confused:



Yes it has a plywood top. I just thought the tarp would help in the spring when everything starts to melt.

dwfisk
11-03-2013, 08:59 PM
Good work! Down here in Florida I know we just can't appreciate a real winter but I had a great friend from the UP that described summer as "2 weeks of bad sleddin". Always left an impression.

Bonewagon
11-03-2013, 09:03 PM
Great idea. That ought to keep the worst out. :thumb:

peeps
11-03-2013, 09:30 PM
Is that going to be a problem? :confused:



Yes it has a plywood top. I just thought the tarp would help in the spring when everything starts to melt.Just making sure you had something more substantial than a tarp to support the rain and snow.

Good work!

oifmarine2003
11-03-2013, 11:08 PM
Looks good. Next year you may have to go to gusseted roof next year. I am not sure how much snowfall you have there but since it is Minnesota, I figure it would be relatively high. I would hate to see the roof give way under a big snowfall on that beautiful smoker!

Great idea and great build. I love that you made it modular so you can take it down every spring. Great idea!

gtr
11-03-2013, 11:13 PM
I think that cooker would prefer to live in sunny SoCal in the winter. :hungry:

cowgirl
11-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Great lookin' house Ric!

scayne62
11-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Great Idea that will protect that beautiful cooker for that harsh winter, sucks you have to leave her behind.

sliding_billy
11-04-2013, 03:33 PM
I am sure your cooker thanks you already.

Porcine Perfection
11-04-2013, 04:08 PM
But what about the gasser in the background. :sad:

chicagokp
11-04-2013, 04:10 PM
That looks very cool. Any way a critter, like a mouse or chipmunk can get in from underneath? Or does that not bother you?

fingerlickin'
11-04-2013, 04:53 PM
Now that's using you noggin. Looking good. :thumb:

KBird
11-04-2013, 05:30 PM
Ric, considering you can't take it with you, this looks like an awesome solution to the problem! Nice goin' :clap2:

caseydog
11-04-2013, 05:34 PM
So, how are you going to use it all closed into that box? :confused:

CD

Al Czervik
11-04-2013, 06:39 PM
Nice set up Ric... You are a man of many talents! :thumb:

rfelsch
11-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Very Nice work. :clap2:

Oldyote
11-04-2013, 08:10 PM
I think that cooker would prefer to live in sunny SoCal in the winter. :hungry:

If you come and get it and bring it back in April I would be happy to know it is being used.

But what about the gasser in the background. :sad:

The gasser was loaded in the truck and came back to Duluth for the winter.

That looks very cool. Any way a critter, like a mouse or chipmunk can get in from underneath? Or does that not bother you?

I started out with a plywood sheet on the bottom with the walls built on top of that. So no mice and hopefully nothing else either.

blackdog043
11-04-2013, 10:17 PM
Nice job, that should keep it well protected. :thumb:

layne
11-05-2013, 09:31 AM
That is one awesome looking rig!
Nice storage solution.

peeps
08-29-2014, 04:30 PM
I don't know what made me think of this today, but how did your Smoker House hold up over this brutal winter?

Oldyote
09-01-2014, 06:53 PM
I don't know what made me think of this today, but how did your Smoker House hold up over this brutal winter?

Hey Peeps

Sorry I've been on a working vacation this past couple of weeks doing some work around the cabin.

The Smoker House worked out great. We left in October and came back in April and the "House" looked just like I left it. I also removed the grates, sprayed them down with canola oil and kept them in the cabin. I rubbed the outside of the grill/smoker down with Rem Oil and sprayed the inside with food grade silicone. I also put a tub of Damp Rid in the Grill, Smoker, and Fire Box.

Sadly it won't be long before I have to put it back together :sad: