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Boat Smoker Can Cook A Whole Hog
James Ballard of Tuttle, Okla., enjoys making things out of other things. One of his favorite projects was turning an aluminum boat into an upright smoker that'll cook a whole hog.
  Ballard cut 2 ft. off the back end of the boat to make a bench that faces the smoker. He mounted the rest of the boat upright in a 2-ft. block of concrete. He installed a fireplace insert at the bottom, and welded four separate cooking racks and a large water pan into place above that, closing the boat-smoker in with aluminum tread plate.
  The two doors came off an old beer cooler. The latches are made from propellers off a trolling motor and the smokestack is from a diesel truck.
  "Around the base, we added a layer of stone to help hold in the heat," Ballard says. "We mounted the boat's motor on the bench facing the smoker and installed a working running light."
  In addition to hogs, Ballard has smoked salmon and turkey in the boat-smoker. It's great for roasting corn, too, he says.
  "I can keep it anywhere from 225 F for smoking, to 350F for cooking."
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, James Ballard, Box 55, Tuttle, Okla. 73089 (ph 405 381-9992; duck4james@yahoo.com).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #6