The next few pages will show my restoration of my barn sale $5 smoker, which we dubbed MEATBOT, and the first smoked pork we made inside of it.
Step 1: Clean!
The BBQ was cleaned with my powerwasher to prep it for new paint. I lightly rubbed the smoker down with 00 steel wool when it dried to prep the surface. The handles were rotten and removed. Upon inspection the metal looks pretty clean and unrusted, and all the parts are in good cosmetic condition other than some of the paint being baked off.