DIY Baby barbeque smoker project
After many hours of research on Google, YouTube and consulting with my friends, I decided to go for a Baby barbeque smoker style called “reverse flow offset”.
You can see the figures, the distribution of temperatures in both types of designs.
Central braces (3-5 mm) absorbs heat and radiates it evenly upwards at least in theory.
Browsing the web I found an online calculator to build smokers: http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
For a smoking a cell I got a little 80 Liters Water boiler tank, and built a combustion chamber which is about 36 liters (1/3 of the volume of smoking cell). For the combustion chamber build I used a 5mm metal sheet.
The doors hinges were made from 6 mm steel sheet and transmission rods.
I started working on the Internal braces and fats drainage pipe, wheels, a basket of charcoal and ash drawer, meat rails and chain, and chimney air intake vents, door handles and lock the doors, and of course the heat-resistant paint.
But first I started with connecting the parts togther, and building the frame with its wheels:
I got the main braces that are 5 mm in length, bent 10 degrees and cut trapezoid-shaped tube, and also got a 1″ Ball Valve. After the hard work of scrapping the enamel (inside what used to be a Water boiler tank..) was done, I welded all parts together.
Now it was time for the Ash drawer and the Chimney:
Air vents with shutters and more..
And here is my baby smoker almost done:
The smoker after sandblasting:
The first thing I painted it with heat resistant paint so it wont rust:
Some wheel covers:
And an air vent control handle:
And internal hanging bar:
Thats it for now… more updated will be coming soon!