Sunday, March 24, 2013


So the idea is to build an automated, network-connected smoker out of a recycled stainless steel half barrel keg. So far, I've just setup this jig to the keg to plasma cut the top off. This will be the lid. Later, I'll weld a sheet metal "lip" around the circumference of the base to hold the lid in place and prevent smoke and heat leakage.

I'm trying to cut just below the seam where the keg was originally welded.

So off comes the top:

Cutting holes for the air inlets/outlets and temperature probe:

Here is why we wear safety goggles:

And here is stick welding stainless (mfugly):


Location:Richmond Pl,New Orleans,United States