The weather has been unusually warm for these winter months. The bright skies and warm sunshine has motivated me to do a periodical maintenance to one of my favorite smokers. This beauty is made of heavy gauge steel. It is painted with heat resistant paint. Every couple of years the paint will fade and a little surface rust will appear. This does not affect the performance of this old faithful cooker. If left unattended the rust could take over but hopefully this will never happen. All it takes is motivation and a little elbow grease to return this barbeque to showroom quality.
A power drill, wire brush bit, emery cloth and heat resistant paint will transform this pit to its former glory. The power drill with its wire brush will make quick work of removing old paint and surface rust. Emery cloth will be used to finish the surface. A thorough cleaning of the surface with a damp cloth and we are ready to paint. Point & shoot with your spray can, it could not be easier.
That is a cool looking smoker! Never seen one like it. Is it custom?
Greg, It was made by a company called New Braunfels. It is not custom but as far as I know this company is no longer. I think they were bought by another company. This was bought in the eighties. It is very well made with a thick guage steel. It is one of my favorites.
I believe that CharBroil bought them out and really cheapened the product. You can get something like that at Lowes now. But, thin steel for sure. You would be lucky to get 2 seasons out of the new ones...
Oh, it's fantastic. Looks Bauhaus, so desirable. You are The Man for keeping it operative. (You enjoyed doing it, right?)
Three Dogs BBQ, The Charbroil versions are pretty bad. A friend bought one and the paint burned off on the first cook. I had an upright and honcho smoker but sold them.
cookiecrumb, This BBQ is worth a little effort.
Can you smell it in the air? Are you excited? I am counting the days till ASPARAGUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When do you get asparagus Chilebrown? Ours comes up in the garden mid to late April...
Three Dogs BBQ, We are pretty close to Stockton, Ca. the main asparagus growing area. The season will start in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait.
About time for my spring maintenance on my metal cooker too. It's holding up good so this should be a light year for me other than installing a new gasket.
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