This is how I converted an old propane grill into a wood fired grill and smoker. It doesn't take much for tools or materials and can be completed in an afternoon. The wood chamber was inspired by a few rocket stoves and gasifier I saw on this site.

Step 1: Buy Materials.

1x 8in black pipe slip joint

1x 6in black pipe slip joint

1x 6in black pipe cap

2x 6in black pipe collars

1x furnace cement in caulk tube

1x HVAC rain cap, 6in

1x 2ft section HVAC pipe, 5in

1x 2ft section HVAC pipe, 4in

Firebrick, lava rock, large stones (optional)

Beer (required)
Timed run tonight added the third log at 37min from when It was "going good". Brats about 35-40 min indirect heat, 5 min direct heat to crisp them up. Then once it died down and I was putting on log4 I put on peppers, and put on the damper to put out the flames and start the smoke for 3 1/2 hrs. Turning coals as needed.
It varies, but I'd say 2-3 pieces of split hickory will do burgers, brats, dogs and such. I split them to be about 1 1/2"-2" in width, and 10-12" long. This project is still kinda new. I do know split logs work best.
cool idea. how much wood do you go thru for an average meal

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