Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Well, despite all the films and all the talks about protection and staying loyal to the Frankensmoker Mk. 2.2, we've gone and had a new baby. As they say, "Accidents will happen", and by 'accidents' I don't mean the kind that come from a large cup of coffee with a bran muffin mixed with a traffic jam. I seem to have the predilection towards creating BBQ smokers out of wood, and this one is no different. Once something gets stuck in my head, I must build it. Kind of like Noah and the Ark. Ok, maybe not to that extent, but you get the general idea. With that said, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Igor Mk. 1.0. It is a pellet smoker with the 12-inch assembly coming from Smoke Daddy.com. I'm happy with the price of the assembly. Yes, I probably could have purchased an already build pellet smoker; however, where is the fun in that? Yes, it would have been cheaper. Yes, I could have spent my weekends doing other stuff. Yes, I could have had it right then, but what the heck. As my wife says, "Yes, you could have bought the one at Lowe's, but no one will have one like this one." I agree......because she is right and mostly because I'm scared of her and learned to not sass her back. For y'all up north 'sass her back' is a southern thing. Onward......Igor is made from 3/4 inch cabinet-grade, birch plywood, and I lined it with 1/4 inch cement backer board. It stands at 4 ft. and is 22 inches wide in the cook chamber. I have estimated, and could be slightly off, the weight at 398,078 pounds.