BBQ Smoker, Cooker Grill, build page 3

The finished painted page BBQ cooker smoker.

Build page 1. BBQ offset smoker built in St Augustine.

Build page 2. BBQ offset smoker built in St Augustine.

THIS PAGE IS Build page 3. BBQ offset smoker built in St Augustine.


The doors of the metal box being converted into a smoker, had vents in them. Jamie welded a patch closing up the vents. No that is not my welding. But that is very good welding considering Jamie just learned. It was his 2nd or 3rd day.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
But the weld on the bottom patch came out very good.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now you can see from the inside of the smoker, the heat and smoke doorways that lead from the firebox into the smoker chamber. Jamie chose this design. The red arrows are his patches closing the old vent flow.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
The weld heat from the patch welding caused the doors to warp and bend enough they didn't close tightly anymore.

So we welded bars in them forcing the doors back into shape and they closed nicely after that.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
It didn't take much at all to straighten out the doors. But figuring out the solution caused us to ponder a while and scratch our heads before the light bulb came on.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now its time to start cutting the rack slides so the cooking trays can slide in and out.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now Jamie is welding on perimeter frame to make the expanded sheet metal rigid enough for holding 60 lbs of meat on each rack if so chosen. These are the cooking smoking racks.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now Jamie is teaching my photographer how to weld. She is usually behind the camera taking pictures for this website.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Say Hi to Patty.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
We were having way too much fun. Sometimes this is more of an adventure than a job.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Doesn't she look too cute with that welding helmet and way too large welding jacket on?

No that's not really beer in Jamie's hand. Its HEINEKEN. Its 10 Pm. Work is over and now its all play.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Patty wouldn't let me put in the other cute pictures of her on this webpage. I didn't really think she would follow through on her threats, but just to be on the safe side...

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BELOW: Jamie is welding on the inside of the smoker. Its fascinating to watch the outside just light up and begin glowing red hot for no visible reason at all.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
First the paint would just start to blister and bubble.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
It was fascinating to watch.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now we are building slide rails so the meat racks can slide in and out. We thought it would be easier sliding the meat out to us rather than us reaching into the cooker to handle it.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now the first meat racks slide in and out exactly as planned. But what if he pulls a rack too far out? Does all the meat tumble to the ground?

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
We are hiding our beer in this picture so you cant see it. We are pretending to be sober. That's me, Chris Van and Jamie the owner of this offset meat smoker BBQ cooking wood fired grill. Jamie is my customer in case you didn't catch that.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
So I convince Jamie we need to weld some tabs on the racks so they cant accidentally slide too far out.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
The tabs allow you to pull a cooking tray all the way out and it cant tip/fall down accidentally. Now you can pull a tray totally outside of the cooker, out of the heat and load/unload it conveniently.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Eyeballing our work and being filled with joy and pride at our accomplishment.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Its great to build something that will last and function for forty years.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Success celebration with special homemade Brandy shots in Gold cups.


This smoker took us four evenings plus a Saturday to build.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Now Jamie is loading it up on the trailer for the haul back to his home. Now the welded on tie down strap points come into valuable play.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Its been an adventure. Now its the smokers time to begin its journey of a new life cooking at large parties.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
We didn't get pictures of the handle build. I built it a "T" pull handle so the meat smoker could easily be pulled around. You can see it folded up on the front out of the way.

BBQ Cooker Smoker Grill
Good bye meat smoker wood fired cooker built here in St Augustine Fl. See  you at your next party.



The finished painted page BBQ cooker smoker.

Build page 1. BBQ offset smoker built in St Augustine.
Build page 2. BBQ offset smoker built in St Augustine.


THIS PAGE IS Build page 3. BBQ offset smoker built in St Augustine.

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