Strange idea.... what do you think?

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Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:57 pm

Hello all! I am new here and done some quick searching of the site and didn't see any thing else similar but I probably overlooked it. I have an older brinkmann horizontal offset smoker that was given to me and the door does not shut properly. My idea is to take it and turn it 90 degrees, make it a vertical smoker. Make a charcoal box for the bottom, cut some vents, and add some shelves and hooks up top. What do you guys think?
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Williep » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:14 pm

Welcome. Sounds like you have a plan. :salut:
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:11 am

Thank you. I just need something for the weekend. I met someone a couple of weeks ago that is selling me his project. It's a 250g propane tank that's already cut and trailer frame with axle for $150. I can get sheets of 4x8 steel for cheap since my dad's machine shop orders in bulk. I'm thinking total investment would be around $600.
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:26 am

Anyone know how big and how many intakes I need down at the bottom? I can't remember the diameter off the top of my head as I'm 5 hours away from it at the moment.
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:20 am

If you are going to use it like a UDS then four 3/4" holes evenly spaced along the bottom will work. Make your holes 2" off the bottom and the bottom of your charcoal basket 3" off the bottom.
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:59 am

Thank you! That's what I was looking for! Could I use a charcoal pan for a older brinkmann esd and drill holes in it for the basket?
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:11 pm

I don't see why not. The worst that could happen is it not work and you have to construct one. ;) :D
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:38 pm

That's the way I looked at it. Do you have any ideas for some sort of latch that I could find locally?
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:11 pm

If this is what you are looking for just order from here.
http://www.bbqsmokersupply.com/index.ph ... 179da21536
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:13 pm

I'm wanting the pull type but trying to find locally. In need for this weekend
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:22 pm

Like a freezer latch?
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:36 pm

Just something that will pull the door closed as tight as possible.
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:34 pm

The toggle latches in that link will do that.
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby Mbf150 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:53 pm

Do you know if home Depot, lowes, northern, ace, harbor freight sell them?
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Re: Strange idea.... what do you think?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:57 pm

Not that I am aware of.
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