Submitted by: Phil McGrane
In 2010, I decided to get into competition barbecue. To be successful I needed a decent quality smoker. I could have bought one, but where's the fun in that? So, while attending law school I began building a smoker using my Lincoln Electric Pro-Core™ 100 wire feeder welder (current model is Easy-Core™ 125).
Since I wanted to use the MIG welding process for the project, I installed a K610-1 MIG Conversion Kit in my Pro-Core™ 100 [the Pro-Core™ 100 was configured at the factory for flux-cored welding].
After 9 months of work, the smoker was operational. I welded until three o'clock in the morning the night before my first barbecue competition and ran out of welding wire before I was done!
The best part about building a smoker is that after each competition you can make adjustments. Recently I made some final modifications and put on the finishing touches.
The success I have had in barbecue using my smoker would not have been possible without my Lincoln Electric welder. Thanks for making functional and affordable products for weekend warriors like me.