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Old 09 March 2009, 19:40   #1
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Hello Ribsters,

I am thinking of making a fish/meat smoker for the coming summer season to leave at the caravan.
The design I have in mind is basicly two small 25lt barrels, one as the wood chip burner box with the second barrel sat on top as the smoker box which would have some kind of chimney.

Have any of you guys ever made your own……any home made smoker pics. Im open to ideas.
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Old 10 March 2009, 07:50   #2
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fish/meat smoker

hi
If you go to www.fishing.net.nz home made fish smoker,tab down to justins entry ,he has drawn up plans for a small fish smoker don't know if thats what your looking for.
I built one last year with a 25 ltr drum and a steel box it works well
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How about using old calor gas bottles? theyr'e a lot more durable than a 25L barrel. easy to cut up and weld too if you have a disc cutter and welder.
you need to wash them out thoroughly first though or you may get a small bang when cutting it open!! less risk than a petrol tank though as theyr'e generally less corroded so less like a sponge inside, and the gas is very volatile so doesn't hang around once the pillar valve is out for a couple of days and the cylinder inverted in the sun.
i got some from a place around swansea somewhere that reconditions them, if they fail hydraulic tests or are over a certain age they burn a hole in the side of them to make sure they can't be re used and weigh them in.

Dont use them if you are at all unsure about cutting one up safely, and dont use one thats still the property of calorgas
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Make sure the barrels aren't galvanized. Zinc burning off isn't real good for you. If you do use galvanized, burn the zinc off well away from people before starting your fabrication (or at least before cooking.)

Most of the higher end smokers I've seen use a side-by-side arrangement; I assume to limit the heat transfer from the fire to the food.

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Old 10 March 2009, 11:48   #5
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I have now managed to aquired a scrapped LIN nitrogen dewar, Stainless Steel of course . Watch this space..............Plasma cutter and Tig welder time
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Why not just buy a ready made one? Mine was 15 quid from Askari fishing. Big enough to do 6-8 mackerel at a time. http://www.askari-fishing.co.uk/

https://www.angelsport.de/cgi-bin/as...575&2E85&2E585 is the smoker.
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Are you allowed to smoke fish in public? Disgusting habit............
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Youtube is a great source these days.

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...de+smoker&aq=f

Loads of videos on homade fish smokers!!!
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Are you allowed to smoke fish in public? Disgusting habit............
I gave it up. Too hard to keep 'em lit.
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