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Old 04-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 14 Apr 11

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My friend and neighbor Oreste cleaning out the barrel with water and rocks inside the barrel.He said this is the way he does it in Italy.

The barrel is originally from Jerez, Spain. It used to have Brandy in it from the Spanish Bodega (winery) Bobadilla & Co. It was shipped to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You can see the family crest that was stamped into the wood.

This is a brandy label from the company Bobadilla & Co. The family crest is top middle.



The barrel was in the basement of a friends family's farm. His father used to make Apple wine in it. It was 3/4 full when we opened it. I guess it had been sitting for at least 8 yrs. Lot's of gunk when we drained it.

More to follow as the build progresses.
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Smokemaster, you always have the coolest projects. You sure can't call that one a UDS, I'll be anxious to see your build.
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Wooo. These wood smokers always amaze me.
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Bands and wood sanded



9 of 210


almost done

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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 7 Apr 11

Very cool project!!! I love seeing these barrel smokers. keep them pics coming!!!
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Looking forward to more posts. It's going to be one way cool smoker.
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 7 Apr 11

I am betting all the work will be worth it, looking good so far SM!
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 7 Apr 11

The top gets cut today. Thanks for the positive comments!!
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Looks real good. I'll use a pressure washer again on the inside, then varnish the barrel and paint the metal.
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Progress look good. Looking forward to seeing firebox incorporated into barrel. Keep updates coming.
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Looking great so far!!
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 7 Apr 11

wow that's looking great!
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 13 Apr 11

2x 3/4 inch



1x


Clear varnish





Filled it up with water overnight and I'll fire her up tomorrow!!
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 14 Apr 11

Test burn is in progress!
2 inches of water in bottom.



Handles installed


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Smoke!!!!!!!!




At 30 min with the all 3 vents open the temp hit 250F. Closed 1.

At 45 min 226F with 2 open, one closed.

At 1 hr, 240F 2 open, 1/2 closed.

1hr 20, 256F, 2 open, 3/4 closed



So far so good!!!
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 14 Apr 11

I have to call this build a sucess! The temps finally settled around 240F - 250F with 2 vents open. Max temp was 288F. I threw 2 bratwursts on late in the game. Most of the smoke was gone but they got a decent ring.



Thanks for all the positive comments.
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 14 Apr 11

That is absolutely amazing; I love it ! Fantastic job !
Thanks for sharing .......
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LOVE IT! Thanx for sharing!
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That is the coolest smoker I have seen in a long time, Amazing craftsmanship Bravo!
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Re: Wine Barrel Smoker Project : Updated 14 Apr 11

Very cool smoker and conversation piece. I would love to do that with a Jack Daniels barrel.
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