Step 4: Grille rest

Rest the grill on the screws.
kool. I can make a bbq grill with 2 penny stoves ps. it does not cook with with the denatured alchohol should i make an instructable
Curious if this design could be 'modified' to act as a dehydrator ?
After reading about other homemade smokers and their mistakes, I need to know if you have an exhaust hole in the lid to release the smoke from the pot? Ican see what may be either a tiny blemish or an air hole in the lid on yours. I had saved an ancient solid (thick) aluminum pot with a light weight lid, which I had drilled eight holes into to give me two racks. The lower rack will be .230mm round (or square) and the top rack will be .250mm. Round or square will depend on whether or not I can cut some old cake racks to fit in there. I left the top rack bolts unscrewed so that they do not interfere with the travel of the lower rack coming out. I can just slip the bolts out. Pictures will follow. :) <br>
Well spotted. Yes, I did drill a small hole in the top - about 5/64&quot;. I didn't mention it because it's not absolutely essential and also because drilling stainless can be tricky for the unwary. If you don't know what you're doing, it's possible to work-harden it to the point where it's almost impossible to drill through.
I mentioned it because I've read where the food can become tainted if the smoke cannot circulate and then vent (exhaust out). <br> <br>Mine is almost done, and I need only to shape the cake stands I got from the &quot;op shop&quot;. Then comes the test run. Thanks for your great Instructable. <br>
Good instructable, and good input from others below. <br> <br>I guess if one uses a pot big enough, more bolts through the sides would give more trays inside, therefore more product. This was just the instructable I needed to find today, after having some of my friend's smoked chicken. He did it while we chatted in about a half an hour. I have since felt the urge to own a homemade smoker. 8-/ <br>
Cool, any reason this wouldn't work with a butane trangia? I have a nesting set with a pot we only rarely use.
No reason at all. I've used it with a gas stove and it probably works a little better as you have better heat control.
Does this method also cook the fish in 10-15 minutes, or only impart a smoky flavor?
@ leftturns- I use a method similar to this to smoke salmon in the kitchen or on my gas grill's side burner. Using high heat and an 9x13 aluminum cake pan, covered with heavy-duty foil, start timing when you see a wisp of smoke. turn heat off after 5 minutes, allow to set another 5 minutes before removing foil cover. These times will normally hot-smoke a 3/4-1&quot; salmon filet to the edge of flakiness (flesh is firm, opaque and starting to flake with a fork). <br> <br>@lucyfanclub- do you brine your fish at all before smoking?
Pmowers, <br>To date I haven't been using brine. I'm going to try it next time I do some smoking.
Yes, cooks it through.
great idea but i take it you mean 8&quot; (inch) not 8' ( foot) otherwise excellent.
LOL LOL LOL <br> <br>(and you'll need a 10 foot backpack to carry it... LOL) <br> <br>but seriously, very good instructable !!! WELL DONE !!! so simple and a smoked fish is really a lovely idea for camp side treat.. <br> <br>Thank you !!!
Also avoid any sawdust or chips from treated wood or plywood. Nasty chemicals and glues in both. Stick with hard solid woods.
Nice! Easy, clearly documented and well worth the (minimal) cost and effort. This design should work anywhere there's enough heat to get the sawdust smoking including the home BBQ and the picnic grill, or even an electric burner. A solar version wouldn't be hard to work out. Probably not so good for the kitchen unless you're really enamoured of the smell of smoke. (-: <br>
It should be noted that if you follow the nut and bolt method stainless steel should be use to prevent corrosion and to ensure longevity.
Yes, good point. Also a good idea to avoid brass or other dissimilar metals as this will induce electrolysis.

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