After seeing Aaron Franklin's smoker build on PBS, I decided to take the plunge into building my own unit instead of dropping $5k-10k on a Yoder trailer. In the last month, I finished building my first offset with a 250 gallon tank. My first real experience doing any metalwork and first ever experience at welding. It was quite a challenge for me, but very pleased with the result. The smoker has amazing draw, which is all I can ask for.
I documented the process on YouTube Click here : Bourbon, Blades & Barbecue. I welcome and appreciate any subscribers...
I would have embedded the videos inline, but I can get the YT button to work...
Also on my build bucket list:
- Rotisserie smoker