Introduction: Hot Smoker
Beer keg hot smoker. Dont worry socket has since been moved.
Local pub gave me this and I got the angle grinder out and cut a door and a flue hole into it. Made of stainless steel so very robust and won't rust. I know it isn't the most attractive set up but it is very effective and was entirely made for free. If you want to spend a fortune on pretty then go for it but I go for practicality and it works just fine.
Hole bored in base of stove for the flue and filled with the fire cement which I cured with 3 small fires.
This bowl is over the hole and I would put water in it to keep the temp down for long smoking times. However I dont seem to need it to be truthful. The only thing I can think of is that the cast iron on the stove is absorbing a lot of heat. Hey I'm not complaining, it saves me a lot of hassle.
Charcoal at the bottom and the temp is usually around 120 degrees (will need to increase this thanks to Jibjabjakes safe advise) in the smoking chamber and I put the skinned chicken on for 8 hours. Soooo delicious. I put the chicken on the rotisserie for an experiment but I will be including wire shelves because I have a lot of frozen mackerel/trout/salmon just dying to get smoked.
Fantastic colour to the chicken, I think they call it the Bark. Very tasty. I always remove the skin because it means the herbs and the smoke penetrate deep into the meat. Tasty.