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Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby Smokyfish » Wed May 09, 2018 5:22 am

Hi guys

Newbie here so forgive me if it's in the wrong forum. Looking to convert an old 40 gallon whiskey barrel into a smoker for haddock and mackerel.

Just wondering if any of you have had experience doing similar? I'm from the UK and I'm looking to set up a little street food stall doing smoked fish, so would only be smoking fish for ~30minsish.

Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed May 09, 2018 8:51 am

Howdy and Welcome to the Forum, Smokyfish :tup: As far as your question goes, just hang in there and more than likely someone will have some info for you, as we have a LOT of Members with vast knowledge and experience. Sometimes it take a while before the right person spies your Post. :salut: :texas:
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby limey » Wed May 09, 2018 4:58 pm

These site looks like a great build, hope it works out for you. Oh Big Welcome mate!
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed May 09, 2018 6:07 pm

Cool Find on the Link, Limey :tup: :salut:
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby k.a.m. » Wed May 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Welcome to the forum Smokyfish. The down side to whiskey or wine barrels is that you have to keep them hydrated or they leak like a sieve. Most of the folks I know have set them aside for UDS's which require little to no maintenance.
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby Smokyfish » Fri May 11, 2018 1:44 pm

Cheers guys much appreciated. Saw the oil drum conversions, but think the whiskey barrel would be more suited to the type of markets I'll be doing. Thanks again and happy smoking
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby Smokyfish » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:36 am

Little update for anyone interested. Just got to get a grill and some fire bricks then smoking can commence
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:52 pm

I'm diggin your Craftmanship and also luvin the theme in the build, especially the hemp rope handle :bow: :tup: :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby rms827 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:53 am

Nice work indeed. Looking forward to future progress reports on how it performs.
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Re: Old whiskey barrel conversion

Postby Boots » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Interesting. Have a big rum barrel in my shop that is for a conversion project this fall, once I get all the other priorities for this year outta the way and the weather turns cool.
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