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(, Thu 25 Nov 2010, 11:50)
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My old man likes DIY and he likes cooking
these two interests came together when he made his own smoker from some sheet steel. The contraption was basically a metal barrel with a camping gas stove and a tray of wood chips at the bottom, metal wracks for the food, and a lid like a chairman's hat.

The problem occurred after the first couple of hours use. I can remember clearly that Doctor Who was just starting when there was a loud "WUMP" from the garden, then a roaring sound and a rather pleasing bright orange glow shining through the curtains.

A design flaw had caused the gas cylinder seal to melt and whoosh, his smoker had turned it's self into some sort of fishy blunderbuss, firing 5 pounds of herring into neighbouring trees and gardens.
(, Sat 27 Nov 2010, 7:26, 4 replies)
(, Sat 27 Nov 2010, 15:34, closed)
(, Sat 27 Nov 2010, 18:57, closed)
"Fishy blunderbuss"
(, Tue 30 Nov 2010, 15:29, closed)
I like this,
and am inspired to reproduce the effect. Click
(, Thu 2 Dec 2010, 5:10, closed)

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