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SmokerKing
03-12-2015, 09:41 PM
I've been called on to cook some ribs for a small party a few months from now and the location does not allow charcoal fired grills or smokers. Since my BUFORD's have the side door, I thought it might be pretty easy to retro-fit my standard Buford to a propane fired smoker without any modifications. As much as I hate to, I have to try to smoke with gas. I guess I have a few months to practice.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of my BUFORD gas mod. Ran a test run today without any meat and it seems to work and hold tmeps fine, fires up the chips, etc. I guess the next step is to smoke some meat!

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Happy Hapgood
03-12-2015, 10:11 PM
Dayum! That looks like one high BTU burner you have on that rig! Tain't nothing wrong with a gasser if you know how to get your smoke on.

SmittyJonz
03-12-2015, 11:01 PM
Looks Good. Whats with the connecting rod?

SmokerKing
03-13-2015, 06:52 AM
Looks Good. Whats with the connecting rod?

It's the handle on top of the of the permanent fire door when I use charcoal basket. I didn't want to slot the door for the gas tube so I just dropped it and put up a thin slotted cover in its place.

16Adams
03-13-2015, 06:59 AM
I am loving the bottle cap catcher. Cool cooker too!!

SmokerKing
03-13-2015, 08:33 AM
Never "smoked" on a gasser before so any input is appreciated.

I will be placing one of my diffusers just above the chip pan and then place a deep pizza pan on top of the diffuser for the water pan? I'm not crazy about water pans in regular charcoal smoking, are they necessary for a gasser? Or is it just a grease collector? Use sand in the pan if water isn't needed?

Will work for bbq
03-13-2015, 10:13 AM
Very cool and it's almost poetic that you turned your rat rod into a gasser. you should call it your top fuel mod. :thumb:

SmokerKing
03-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Very cool and it's almost poetic that you turned your rat rod into a gasser. you should call it your top fuel mod. :thumb:

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Poor Rat Rod BUFORD has turned into my prototype tester. :becky:

If this gas smoker things turns out to be a flop, I'll be able to use it for a warming oven, lol.

chuMP
03-13-2015, 11:32 AM
Your pinstriping looks great. :clap: Did you do that yourself?

SmokerKing
03-13-2015, 11:37 AM
Your pinstriping looks great. :clap: Did you do that yourself?


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