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Bushlore Topics => DIY and Homemade Gear => Topic started by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 08:57:47 AM

Title: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 08:57:47 AM
Well a while back I was driving down the road and look what someone put out at the curb! I knew what it was because a few friends Dads have them. They make the best portable smokers. And seeing that i used to cook on a Team that won a few Memphis in May and Florida BBQ competions I feel I owe it to my fellow Krackers to provide alittle BBQ on Friday night of our camp out.(Greyhound I'll save you some) I will be working quick this week. I will need to put a couple racks in and a heat plate in the bottom to dispurse the fires temp to make it controllable and even. I will also need to do a few burns to learn this things temp so I can deliver some +1 BBQ. Max this will be a Pork BUTT and Yard bird(chicken)dinner Friday night so plan a head count that night for meat buying. I'll buy the first butt and couple chickens then donations would be great.

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Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 09:06:09 AM
Hey Thursday night crowd could be a ribnight seeing it might be a small crowd?
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 09:12:12 AM
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH YEAH!  That'll be great!  I'll be sure you're covered on the meat$$$.  Brunswick stew with leftovers for Sat lunch, maybe.  Man, this is gonna be epic.  I guess we'll do fried fish, hushpuppies, and cheese grits Sat night on SIXFOOTERS rig?  Greyhounds got a kick ass salad coming.  We've got elec. I think, anybody have an icecream churn for some homemade?

Yepper on thurs night.  I'll get a # on those that'll be there.

Hushnel,  you've got to make this one.  Don't worry Deb.  We'll roll him around in his chair. You can relax and enjoy.LOL
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 09:14:46 AM
Max if hush needs traction I'll bring all my climbing ropes and move his &^&* around like Spidey Man. Although he looks like that Octavis dude. Ain't it great to have 4 year olds.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 09:19:04 AM
Pinata Hushnel.  We could fill him with candy and swing carved spoons at him.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 09:20:36 AM
I'm just afraid for the kids sake where the candy would come from first!
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 09:24:22 AM
meh.  5 second rule.  rinse it off, we're good.  lol
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 10:03:07 AM
Hey if you want to make bread I can make a mother starter this week for some real sour dough unless someone has older starter?
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: zammer on October 06, 2012, 10:30:15 AM
I'm lookin forward to seeing the pics from this lil o'le Kracker rendevous....have fun boys 8)
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 10:56:57 AM
Hey if you want to make bread I can make a mother starter this week for some real sour dough unless someone has older starter?

Man, fresh sourdough would rock!

...is that an oxymoron?
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 11:59:06 AM
While working on the cooking grates I heard a noise and my buddy the local Gopher Tortoise was passing by. I have all the grates cut I now need to go by my friends Fab shop and pick up some plate. The last step will be lard up the grates and build a fire to season the grates.

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Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 12:00:45 PM
I'm lookin forward to seeing the pics from this lil o'le Kracker rendevous....have fun boys 8)

Next time I'm near Townsend I'm gonna get in touch.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 12:05:05 PM
You rock Swamp!
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: greyhound352 on October 06, 2012, 12:21:18 PM
The smoker is looking awesome and I love me some bar b que.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: zammer on October 06, 2012, 12:33:04 PM
I'm lookin forward to seeing the pics from this lil o'le Kracker rendevous....have fun boys 8)

Next time I'm near Townsend I'm gonna get in touch.

I know I'm gonna sound stupid, but.....Where's Townsend, and who are you gonna get in touch with?...  ???
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: WoodsWoman on October 06, 2012, 12:49:04 PM
Ya know.. I think I'm gonna have to get a pilots license and an airplane...          What fun your gathering is going to be... 

Except for them thar turtles... holy crap I'da been running for the attic if something like that came crawling up behind me.....    ****shivers****

WW << not fond of turtles at all.

Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 01:02:37 PM
Tortoise Guard.  He'll protect you.  Come on down.

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Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 01:17:47 PM
I'm lookin forward to seeing the pics from this lil o'le Kracker rendevous....have fun boys 8)

Next time I'm near Townsend I'm gonna get in touch.

I know I'm gonna sound stupid, but.....Where's Townsend, and who are you gonna get in touch with?...  ???
Didn't you move to Tennessee? South East corner of the Great Smokie Mountains. I may have you confussed with Zig my apologies.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 01:27:11 PM
The smoker is looking awesome and I love me some bar b que.

Thanks it small enough to make it out to the Island on a camp out as well!
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 01:30:14 PM
Ya know.. I think I'm gonna have to get a pilots license and an airplane...          What fun your gathering is going to be... 

Except for them thar turtles... holy crap I'da been running for the attic if something like that came crawling up behind me.....    ****shivers****

WW << not fond of turtles at all.

They just eat flowers and weeds WW. They are protected now but when i was a kid folks used to take wire out of bed mattreses to pull'em out their holes. They are like turkeys when you eat them they make you tired! but are good with rice.(Back then)
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 06, 2012, 03:07:51 PM
That's an awesome find.  Is this what you're going to use for the knife and pot challenge?   :P
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 06, 2012, 03:10:28 PM
That's an awesome find.  Is this what you're going to use for the knife and pot challenge?   :P

LMAO!

Get yer butt down here and suffer with us!  LOL
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: zammer on October 06, 2012, 03:40:18 PM
I'm lookin forward to seeing the pics from this lil o'le Kracker rendevous....have fun boys 8)

Next time I'm near Townsend I'm gonna get in touch.

I know I'm gonna sound stupid, but.....Where's Townsend, and who are you gonna get in touch with?...  ???
Didn't you move to Tennessee? South East corner of the Great Smokie Mountains. I may have you confussed with Zig my apologies.

LOL...I thought there may have been a little confusion with another member, that's o.k tho if your ever up in my part of the Great White North be sure to let me know.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 06, 2012, 03:45:27 PM
That's an awesome find.  Is this what you're going to use for the knife and pot challenge?   :P

Why yes do you think it's to big?  I figured we could do about 6 monkeys on it. :)
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 06, 2012, 08:04:46 PM
That's an awesome find.  Is this what you're going to use for the knife and pot challenge?   :P

Why yes do you think it's to big?  I figured we could do about 6 monkeys on it. :)

LOL

Bring that and cleaver :D  you'll be set


Max, I wish I was going to be there "suffering" with you guys :)  I quite enjoy my time spent suffering in the bush 
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 23, 2012, 02:48:41 PM
The smoker is lite and meat is loaded for test run. Pics in a couple hours.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: greyhound352 on October 23, 2012, 02:52:08 PM
Looking forward to the test pics and really l can't wait for a bite this weekend. 
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 23, 2012, 02:58:31 PM
Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon, smelling food slowly smoking... :drool:
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 23, 2012, 04:08:21 PM
We are ready for the camp out!!!!!! Smoker is a go!!!



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Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: upthecreek on October 23, 2012, 05:49:40 PM
That is cool! Looks like she's tuned up and ready! Seems a really good project that's going to prove tasty results..

Creek
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 23, 2012, 05:54:58 PM
Yes we are gonna feed alot of hungry paddlers at the camp this weekend with it. Best part about smokers is that they smell so good for hours before it drives people crazy.
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: wolfy on October 23, 2012, 06:23:24 PM
Heckfire!  It's drivin' me crazy up here in Nebraska :crazy:
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Post by: madmax on October 23, 2012, 06:36:14 PM
HAHAHA!  YEAH BABY!!!!!
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Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 23, 2012, 08:58:38 PM
That looks awesome! If the wind dies down here I'm going to have to go fiddle around with my confounded offset firebox disaster and see if I can't make it work this time... :D
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Red on October 23, 2012, 09:27:05 PM
should I bring a brisket?
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: WoodsWoman on October 23, 2012, 11:17:20 PM
Wow.. you did an awesome job cleaning up that smoker.  :)     I had to wait five mins for the last set of pix to load in..  I was really glad not to see an empty tortoise shell hanging around in there...   


Looks yummy...   do you put a rub on them before smoking it?


WW
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: madmax on October 24, 2012, 05:52:41 AM
should I bring a brisket?

Mmmmmmmm. :)
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Red on October 24, 2012, 04:23:40 PM
should I bring a brisket?

Mmmmmmmm. :)

 ;D
Title: Re: The WWII Feild oven conversion to Kracker Smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SwampHanger on October 24, 2012, 04:27:59 PM
WW I use a dry rub that the competion cook team I was on came up with. Never had nothing but compliments but i can't share the recipe(sorry)These boys are as big as I'am.