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  1. #1
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    Default Fatal Flaw in Flower Pot Smoker

    Well I got up early Saturday morning to start a smoke on the flower pot. Pulled pork was on the menu and I was excited. I had the whole meal planed out for dinner that night. I planed on making ABTs and a nice peach and rhubarb cobbler.







    Not to long after this picture was taken I saw my temps dropping. At first I wondered if my fancy controller was not working. After some quick checks with a tester I found that it was working.

    My hot plate was not longer getting hot.

    So I moved my now 130* butt to the gas grill and tried to rig up a make shift smoker.





    After an hour to let my flower Pot Smoker cool down I decided to tare in to it and see what happened.



    I am not sure if you can see in this picture, but the bottom wire to the hot plate is broke. I am sure the heat generated inside of the hot plate was just to much for it.

    I do have a plan to fix it with high temp wire and an open design to hold the hot plate coil in place.

    But the grill did OK. It did not make as much smoke as I would have liked, but the butt had already seen a lot of smoke on the flower pot before it died.

    In the mean time I made my cobbler.



    By now the butt had reach 190* and I decided to pull it off the grill and give it a rest. I would have let it go longer but I really wanted to take the family to the county fair.



    Well despite the problems the meal turned out well.







    I will have to work out the kinks with the Flower Pot. I am thinking the flower pot may like a name, any ideas? I called dirty SOB this weekend, but I don't think that it will stick.

    -=fred=-
    Last edited by fredrogers; 08-19-2008 at 02:48 PM. Reason: bad gramer

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    I was afraid of that happenning when I saw the rig. You could always order a heating element for a smoker, or....you could always build a drum.

  3. #3
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    Keep that name until it proves itself to be worthy of something better.
    FBJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    I was afraid of that happenning when I saw the rig. You could always order a heating element for a smoker, or....you could always build a drum.

    Well I think I will try and work out the bugs on the flower Pot. It would be cool to see it working flawlessly. After looking at the rig I hope just a few modifications are in order.

    But it would be cool to get a drum. BTW where dose one get a drum from?

    -=fred=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatback Joe View Post
    Keep that name until it proves itself to be worthy of something better.
    Dirty SmokyOkie Brisket will have to work.

    -=fred=-

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    have you tried a limited wood/charcoal fire? Not sure how the terracotta will hold up but it might.
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    Fred, there should be a used drum place around your area. Might be listed in the yellow pages.
    Go for a "food grade" drum if possible. It will have a coating inside that keeps the product from attacking the metal of the drum. Drums used for other things are OK also.
    Regardless, build a BIG ol' fire in the drum and burn it out. You will know you are doing some good when the paint on the outside starts to discolor and burn off. I use 6-8 sticks of Osage orange (hedge) wood and add more if needed. Hedge burns HOT.
    Then wire brush the inside/outside, hose the whole thing off well and start building.
    Last edited by peculiarmike; 08-20-2008 at 10:43 AM.
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    Fred buys his Coca-Cola in Russia

    Pass it on
    Bill-Chicago

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyMike View Post
    have you tried a limited wood/charcoal fire? Not sure how the terracotta will hold up but it might.

    I have read about people trying fires in their flower pots, but every report said that they crack. Fire is a LOT hotter then that hot plate could every reach.

    -=fred=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willkat98 View Post
    Fred buys his Coca-Cola in Russia

    Pass it on

    shhhh!


    -=fred=-

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