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Smokenstein
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01 11 9:53 pm    Post subject: Testing My New Smoke Generator..... Reply with quote

I decided to build a prototype smoke generator for my BUFORD UDS's. I don't plan on doing any cold smoking but just want to control the smoke during the first couple of hours of BBQ'ing.

With the BUFORD side access design I could easily pull out the basket and add chips if if needed, but why bother? I'm bored.

So I built and tested a new smoke generator. Works great but I haven't done any long term smoking with it yet. I'm sure I'll be tweaking the design before I come up with a final generator.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02 11 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to drop $150 on a smoke daddy big kahuna. I'm interested in your final design. I have 2 propane cabinet smokers that need them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02 11 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good so far Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02 11 4:07 am    Post subject: Re: Testing My New Smoke Generator..... Reply with quote

[quote="Smokenstein"]
So I built and tested a new smoke generator. Works great but I haven't done any long term smoking with it yet. I'm sure I'll be tweaking the design before I come up with a final generator.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03 11 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03 11 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking Good !
How long do you think it will run , on 1 Filling ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03 11 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

erniesshop wrote:
Looking Good !
How long do you think it will run , on 1 Filling ?


So far I've put a full handfull of chips in it, (about 1/4 capacity) and it has run about 40 minutes with 1/2 to full ventilation. Haven't tested with any more chips yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03 11 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Mine...I Could Not Get Chips to Burn......However , Sawdust.......Smoked for 5 1/2 hrs??
You must be running a bigger Pump ?
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Smokenstein
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03 11 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erniesshop wrote:
In Mine...I Could Not Get Chips to Burn......However , Sawdust.......Smoked for 5 1/2 hrs??
You must be running a bigger Pump ?


You need to have proper ventilation under the fire. Almost like building a mini UDS.

I have a mesh screen about 2" from the bottom.

The bottom cover is hinged so it can stay open to provide ventilation during start up. Once it get going, I close the door and the holes I have drilled in the sides provide the air for the fire.

The pump really has nothing to do with the fire, it just pushes the smoke through the tube into the drum.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15 12 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I amsearching the net for a while now to find a proper plan to build my own coldsmoker like a smokedaddy. Now i came across your post and i see you have build one that works. I am very interested in how it looks from the inside. Do you possibly have a couple of detailed pictures I could use to build one myself. Thanks, Evert (The Netherlands)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15 12 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ejdb wrote:
I amsearching the net for a while now to find a proper plan to build my own coldsmoker like a smokedaddy. Now i came across your post and i see you have build one that works. I am very interested in how it looks from the inside. Do you possibly have a couple of detailed pictures I could use to build one myself. Thanks, Evert (The Netherlands)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15 12 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please read PMPNLT650pxOTLS!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16 12 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am planning to build one of these this week or so... I have a few questions.

Is that a 3-4" square tube?

Does your screen fit flat across the bottom for the burn area? If your screen is flat your burn area is 9-16 square inches.

I was thinking about making a cone inside to keep the burn area small just like a mini stumps but for chips/pellets. I was going to make a tapered cone of sheet metal with a smaller metal screen for the burn area to look something like a paint strainer. What do you think?

Here is what I am trying to describe...

Tube out the top is the smoke outlet. Shaded area will be the screen for the fire area. Circle in front is the air inlet and where I would insert the torch to start the fire.



I have seen some on youtube made from tin cans that put the lid back in the can as a tapered chute to decrease the burn area to increase the time of the burn.

I also think that after making your own smoker, spending a large amount of cash to buy a smoke generator is not necessary when you can make your own.

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