He found bits and pieces from the junk pile and molded them into usable parts:
He bought just one piece of flat metal for the firebox and end caps. On Saturday evenings and Sundays, this is where he could be found for a couple of months:
He even designed a nifty adjustable damper to control the air intake:
He made the wheels from scratch too:
The grates slide in and out. Yep, he made those too:
He did buy the handles:
And he made a couple of tools:
Sorry bout all the pictures, I am just so impressed.
On Saturday, we loaded it up
and moved it down from the shop:
This rascal is HEAVY.
Here he is, installing the thermometers:
He didn't work from a pattern. Just did a ton of reading online about people who build smokers and before long, his pile of odds and ends turned into this:
Adjusting the tuning plates:
After 26 years of marriage, this man still amazes me:
Basting the chicken:
Now that the smoker is done, I have been informed that I am expected to learn to cook on it. :) I don't know. It's going to pretty hard to beat this awesome chicken!
And smoking a roast turns the meat into something absolutely mouthwatering. Next up, brisket and ribs, and salmon, and ham, and turkey, and ...
Good job Honey!