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Krabby Patties
04-08-2015, 12:06 PM
Ive been using a metal off set for several years and had a spot in mind I always thought it would be cool to have a smoker built. So, I had this old fish pond in the yard that the wife and I have been wanting to get rid of. It had a brick border around it and it didnt look like there was that much brick. I was just going to stack it up along the building or something until I found a use for it. Well, the more brick I took away, the more I found. Its like the bricks were breeding under the pond. I ended up with a massive stack of brick, and a pile of chipped and half brick thrown to the side. The pond was about 20-25 feet from where I wanted the smoker anyways.
Now Im no mason and this is my first brick project, so critisism is welcome. Im just kind of making this up as I go. Im sure I made a few mistakes, and it just sits on a large rock. My yard has several large exposed rocks, and my thinking was, Hey, a pre made foundation. That were my off set has sat for years. I need some fire brick yet, but the rest is just finding the time to do it. It took a couple courses of brick to get leveled up off the rock. I never pulled a tape on it so I cant give you the size. I drew a sketch, did a rough dry fit to get a footprint, and went to work. I took the fish pond out sunday and started laying brick monday after work and tuesday.
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04-08-2015, 12:21 PM

04-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Off to a nice start... Gonna be a sweet looking smoker.

04-08-2015, 12:42 PM
Looks cool. Can't wait to see how it turns out and works.

04-08-2015, 12:48 PM
Right on! :eusa_clap
That is re-purpose with a purpose. And you'll get the satisfaction of standing around it one day going..."ya, I built that!"

Krabby Patties
04-08-2015, 01:27 PM
One question is when I make the smoke chamber, do I want direct heat from the bottom by leaving it open from the coals to the stack, with a damper in the stack of course, or should I do a baffle so the heat runs up one side and across before going out the stack, and have the stack extend down closer to the rack?

04-08-2015, 02:20 PM
:thumb:When yo get done I have a Job for you

04-08-2015, 02:33 PM
Great start, can't wait to see updates on this build.

04-08-2015, 02:50 PM
It's looking great!

04-08-2015, 02:59 PM
Here's some info that may help:


KC Transplant
04-09-2015, 12:17 AM
I have no advice for you, but that's a great use for those bricks.

04-09-2015, 03:46 AM
Looks Great keep use updated. Can wait to see it complete.

Krabby Patties
04-09-2015, 06:57 AM
Thanks for the compliments folks. Do you guys foresee any problems with it having been built on a rock instead of pouring a footer. I think it should last a pretty good while, by then I should be ready to expand the project anyway. There are a few on a hunting forum I frequent that seem to think it's going to fall over in a couple years. I'm not disagreeing, I really don't know. I just don't think it will. It's a sizeable rock that you can't dig more than six inches within twenty feet of what's exposed above ground. To the rear of the smoker, dirt was moved in to make a flower bed area, then bordered with rocks. Once I clean it up and I pressure wash the rock and get the mortar and dirt away youll be able to tell that's a pretty smooth rock with plenty of texture to grip.
Like I said before. I'm no mason. This might be a good one to practice on.

Krabby Patties
04-09-2015, 07:22 AM
Right on! :eusa_clap
That is re-purpose with a purpose. And you'll get the satisfaction of standing around it one day going..."ya, I built that!"

I'm already doing that. Lol

Blythewood BBQ'er
04-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Nice! Looking good!

Sausage Warrior
04-09-2015, 08:32 AM
Ode to permanence! No rust issues there.

Krabby Patties
04-09-2015, 09:06 AM
So now im kicking around some ideas on the grill side. I just used my smoker racks for a temperary support to get a feel for it. Of course Ill be using the thin 4X9 fire brick which will give me a little more distance (2-1\2'') beween the sides and a enough height between the bottom bricks and the grill to allow for a raised rack for the coals. I found some fire brick locally for $1.69\ea., but havent gone to get it yet. This should allow me to continue the smoke chamber from the ground, right up against the fire brick, and up to height. Im going to drill a few drain\air holes through the rear wall level with the bottom of the fire brick to allow air to the coals in the grill and rain water to run out.
Im also thinking of after one more course under the smokebox side laying a couple hinges on the brick and running some bar or bolts in the holes in the brick then fill them with mortar before adding the next course. This would be for a folding wooden tray for plates and IPAs to rest. One more course should allow enough room to hold a plate yet have the edge tuck just over the ledge where the lavant sticks out. That ledge will be a nice place for a hinged kickstand attached to the tray to rest.
Picks are a temperary dry fit with red brick just for an idea. I hope to get the fire brick this week.
Any input or warnings welcome.

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Krabby Patties
04-09-2015, 08:15 PM
I got a little more done today before I had to stop and cook dinner. I laid another course of brick and got the top brick on for the grill area and built the center wall to the wood storage side up to the ledge for the supports for the grill base and fire brick.
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And don't forget dinner. I cheated and used the gas grill to add a little smoke to the pork chops by getting a little hickory going on the first burner and then cutting it off and letting them smolder. There's not enough oxygen down there so you have to reignight that burner every so often to get it going again then kill the gas. http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww316/sandts_taxidermy/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseonljxum.jpg (http://s731.photobucket.com/user/sandts_taxidermy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseonljxum.jpg.html)

Krabby Patties
04-10-2015, 08:35 AM
I need a little help before I go much further. Do I need to build the chimney right off the top and leave it open? Do I need a damper in the chimney? I thought about building a false wall type vent to draw from closer to the rack so heat and smoke fills the top befor being drawn out from the bottom of the chimney.Would a damper be sufficient?
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Krabby Patties
04-11-2015, 04:34 PM
I leveled the surface of the rock by pouring a couple bags of Quikrete then put some block on top to set the fire brick on. I took some hinges and bent one side at a 90 degree angle and but it in the mortar filled hole in the brick and laid a course on top to set. The hinges will be for a folding shelf.
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Krabby Patties
04-13-2015, 09:02 AM
Im trying to decide if I like the shelf before I continue. I can knock a few brick off now and remove the shelf. Just kinda seems to stick out like a sore thumb. May be when the wood dries out some it will look better with a little stain. I also need to trim the right edge.

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04-13-2015, 09:05 AM
Im trying to decide if I like the shelf before I continue. I can knock a few brick off now and remove the shelf. Just kinda seems to stick out like a sore thumb. May be when the wood dries out some it will look better with a little stain.

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Worst case, you can always cut the hinge off flush if you change your mind.

Krabby Patties
04-13-2015, 09:32 AM
Yes I can cut, grind, and retuck some mortar later.

Krabby Patties
04-13-2015, 09:34 AM
I was just thinking that if I was going to do a little demo I would lower the sill of the cabinet doors to be flush with the grill by dropping the door two courses.

Krabby Patties
04-15-2015, 10:38 AM
Fitting some fire brick and oven racks. Just trying to come up with a pattern. Might have to cut some brick so I can stagger it.
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Krabby Patties
04-16-2015, 08:36 PM
I broke some brick to get an off set pattern. I was able to get a little laid between rain showers. Supposed to rain through Tuesday here.
I'll add some expanded metal to the racks later.

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04-16-2015, 10:53 PM
Very nice... a fire is gonna look real good in there...

Krabby Patties
04-17-2015, 07:07 PM
Got the fire box completed and sealed off the back wall. I started building the divider for the grill also before I ran out of mud.

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Krabby Patties
04-18-2015, 10:06 AM
So, I've been thinking often enough about the shelf that I figured if I've not been able to stop thinking about it I will probably never be happy with it so I did some demo this morning and removed part of the center wall and front wall so I can lower the opening for the smoke cabinet, and create a ledge for the baffle to sit on.
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Krabby Patties
04-18-2015, 05:33 PM
Started on the smoke cabinet today.

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Also trying to work out the grill layout.

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04-18-2015, 07:41 PM
Great thread! Im planning to build a small pavilion on the back of our lot and have been mulling over the idea of doing this right here.

One question though. When I had my french doors installed they used a very large piece of angle to brace the opening above the doors. I asked him about this and he just said it had to do with codes and bricks hitting people in the head. Id imaging it helps with sagging overtime not sure if it was just because the area of the door was so wide.

04-18-2015, 08:30 PM
Thanks for the thread. cant wait to see it finished.

Krabby Patties
04-18-2015, 09:00 PM
Great thread! Im planning to build a small pavilion on the back of our lot and have been mulling over the idea of doing this right here.

One question though. When I had my french doors installed they used a very large piece of angle to brace the opening above the doors. I asked him about this and he just said it had to do with codes and bricks hitting people in the head. Id imaging it helps with sagging overtime not sure if it was just because the area of the door was so wide.

There is one running across the tops of the openings and one more will be above the top opening. It's about 3" angle.

Krabby Patties
04-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Set up the tent and worked in the rain some today. Ready to start stepping the top.

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04-19-2015, 06:42 PM


04-20-2015, 01:00 PM
What happened to the hinges and shelf?

Krabby Patties
04-20-2015, 02:04 PM
What happened to the hinges and shelf?

A claw hammer and screw driver.
I found myself thinking about not liking the shelf enough that I figured I better take it out now while it was easy to get to.

04-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Very nicely done. Can't wait to see it completed.

04-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Is it gonna be open or have a door?

Krabby Patties
04-20-2015, 05:11 PM

04-21-2015, 03:33 AM
Looks good, keep them pictures coming.

Can't wait to see it in action.

04-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Now Im no mason and this is my first brick project,

Could've fooled me...great job!!!

Krabby Patties
04-22-2015, 06:45 PM
Started on the chimney some today.

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04-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Shapping up nicely!

Krabby Patties
04-22-2015, 09:08 PM
A couple without the canopy. Looks better in the open. Getting exited about getting done and cleaning up the mess.

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04-22-2015, 10:57 PM
For not being a mason, that sure looks good. I don't think I'd even try brick work, as it would probably be a disaster. I get along with wood and wire okay though.

Krabby Patties
04-24-2015, 06:56 AM
Had to pressure wash the house yesterday after work so I only had time to mix a half bag and lay a few more brick on top. I'm thinking one more course on top before the cap, then on to the grill.
Those of you with a brick smoker, what size flue are you running and when/if you use a damper what are the measurements that it is left open. I don't want to choke it down too much and not get enough flow. One more course should leave an opening about one brick wide and two bricks long.
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Krabby Patties
04-25-2015, 02:07 PM
I think I'm done with the chimney. I just left it open for now and can cover the opening with a piece of metal if it needs to be slowed down. I topped it with a piece of slate I had.
I'm going to see how a set if wood doors hold up for the top. Hopefully they will last a season or two. We will just have to see.

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Krabby Patties
04-25-2015, 06:08 PM
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Krabby Patties
04-26-2015, 08:47 PM
While I was cooking today I got the racks put in and the brick for the grill arranged. I didn't get a pic of the grill but cropped one best I could to try to show it. Still need the bottom door, a baffle, and a couple weeks to cure.
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04-26-2015, 10:16 PM
Wow. Looking good. That wooden door sure is a nice touch...

Krabby Patties
04-26-2015, 10:30 PM
Hope it doesn't go up in flames.

Krabby Patties
04-29-2015, 09:17 AM
For the baffle, I have some old T-posts i was thinking of cutting for the braces to run across and rest some metal on them. I also have an old refrigerator that has been needing to go to the dump. Would a piece of metal cut from the refrigerator work for the baffle if I cut two pieces a little larger than half the opening so I can overlap them and slide them to adjust airflow. The main question, is that a safe metal, or is it coated in something?

Will I need to close the chimney off to cold smoke?

04-29-2015, 10:44 AM
nice work! curious how well it retains heat

04-29-2015, 10:56 AM
You could probably fasten some metal channel across the firebox and make a metal sliding door to control intake and retain heat.

04-29-2015, 08:30 PM
That looks great!

04-30-2015, 12:53 AM
Looks great, how close are you to firing it up??

Love the wooden too.

Krabby Patties
04-30-2015, 09:32 AM
I need a bottom door and a baffle. Trying not to spend a fortune on it. I can upgrade as I go later. The brick needs to cure a few weeks before it can get real hot. I may cold smoke some salmon sooner though. I'm itching. To cold smoke I can just close off the bottom and vent some smoke in from a outside fire.
Probably three weeks from a shoulder.

Krabby Patties
05-03-2015, 12:07 AM
Got the grill done today. I drilled a couple holes through the back wall near the bottom to drain water and draw air.

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05-03-2015, 08:25 AM
that's coming along nice!

Krabby Patties
05-05-2015, 10:04 PM
I may have the baffle figured out. Dad gave me a wood stove tonight. I have no fireplace in my house. It's a cast iron stove. I took a couple pieces home to see how it fit. These are the plates that seal the stove to the mantle, I guess you would say. The cast iron should soak up the heat and help hold it steady. I used two of four. If I can find a way to cut cast, I might in bolt the front of the stove and trim a couple inches off the top so I can just seal it to the front of the smoker just under the lintel. If that would work I could have a cast iron front door. If that doesn't work then the side could may be be rotated 90 degrees and have a fold down door with the brass screw in damper in the door. The side plate is slightly larger than the opening in the front of the smoker with a 10x16"?? door may be. I'll play around with it when I get a chance to go get the stove.

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Krabby Patties
05-20-2015, 02:03 PM
So its been a while since Ive updated, but here are some recent pics.
Cold Smoking salmon and cheese@ 68 degrees.

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Turned the salmon into smoked salmon cream scheese dip.

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Next up is some chicken.

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Now lets try some ribs. MMMMMMM

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Finish them off on the grill side.

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A little Q

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Tomato Spinach and Feta pie

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Peach Crumble Cobbler

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05-20-2015, 02:20 PM

05-20-2015, 02:39 PM
This is unbelievable! Well done!

05-20-2015, 03:05 PM

Krabby Patties
05-20-2015, 09:07 PM
Spent so much time cooking I didn't have time to post.

05-20-2015, 09:14 PM
You did and outstanding job.


05-21-2015, 01:42 AM
Wow!!! Congrats!