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    To build or not to build...

    I want a smoker. I've found a couple on sale but I always thought I could do better so I started searching and found this:

    http://www.cruftbox.com/cruft/docs/elecsmoker.html

    Now I'm really thinking hard about doing this. Anyone ever built a cheap electric smoker?
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    I am far from an expert but I have a feeling it would work well. Do you watch Good Eats? Alton Brown made a smoker with a similar setup but used a cardboard box instead and used saw dust for instead of chips. You can youtube the episode, it was about salmon I believe and very informative.
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    I'd say just go ahead and build one. But that's because I like building stuff and releasing the slightly ocd mad scientist child within me.

    I built my own still earlier this year so I can distil spirits and a Tesla coil is definitely on the agenda for next year. Now you got me wanting to build a smoker.

    Think of the sense of achievement you'll get. And it will be a fun weekend project for a bit.

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    I think I will do it. I'm actually going to be looking into putting multiple racks in it too. I figure at least two should do the trick.
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    Keep us posted, I want a smoker real bad but since I am back in school I don't have any income besides loans so obvious I can't go get a nice one haha
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    Would adjustable top vents be an improvement on that? I don't have any experience with the electric smokers but if the wood started burning too much it might help control the temp that way.

    Probably wouldn't need much more than a screw with a cover on it that just swiveled around. Doubt it would add more than a couple bucks to the total cost.

    Just a thought.

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    oh, and I vote build.

    Home made stuff rules!

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    Maybe a lower shelf for a drip pan?

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    I was thinking about this some more last night...If you could cut a section out at the bottom and put it back with a hinge you could have easy access to changing out your wood chips. If you had multiple racks that would be even more convenient and shouldn't be very difficult to do.
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    Go ahead and build one.

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    I like the thinking going on in here. A drip pan is definitely a good idea. I'll have to figure out exactly how to make the chip tray door work right but that's a good idea too. Won't have time to actually build it for at least a week but I'll draw up plans while I'm bored at work sometime this week.
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    Very cool. Love stuff like this. Keep us posted on the modifications.

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