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Alton Brown, the Next Generation

 
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There is at least one person here who will appreciate this hi-tech version of Alton Brown's flowerpot meat smoker. I thought it looked like a cool project.
 
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I need to become independently wealthy so I can spend all my spare time building devices like this.

way cool...
 
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AH, gadgets. Where would we be without them?
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:AH, gadgets. Where would we be without them?


At home, eating dried out pork butt. *bleh*

Alton has inspired a project or two. I added a blow dryer to my grill. Sea Alton's drawing near the middle of this page. Works fantastic for starting the charcoal.

I tried having my classic Weber do double duty as a smoker by getting a better thermometer and using the electric burner with a pie plate of wood chip in the bottom, but ran into a couple issues:
  • I used just a cheap pie plate and the burner burnt/melted it.
  • The metal grill didn't hold the heat very well at all.


  • Maybe I'll try pricing out terra-cotta flower pots again. Last time, I couldn't find an appropriately sized one for less than $50.

     
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    Ryan McGuire wrote:Maybe I'll try pricing out terra-cotta flower pots again. Last time, I couldn't find an appropriately sized one for less than $50.


    Compare that to the cost of my smoker/grill/outdoor oven, and you'll feel better about it.

     
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