The second I saw that barrel lying in the scrap pile I said to myself... "That looks like BBQ"
I was lucky enough to have a best friend Arty who was a welder and a craftsman. It took quite a bit of ingenuity and crafty thinking. Oh and many slightly late nights standing in the garage with beer in hand and saying, "wait! what if we did this?"
The majority of the materials used to build the smoker were either recycled or donated.I think the most money spent was for the cans of spray pain used in the custom paint job. The entire BBQ trailer had to be designed around the pieces we would find. Needless to say, the design changed
about a thousand times!
It was a huge family effort that turned out awesome!
We were having trouble coming up with a paint scheme for the BBQ trailer. So we asked our oldest son Michael, who was deployed with the Navy at the time, and he said
"Duh ... Blue and Gold. Navy colors!" So blue and gold it is. And we love it!
So about a year and a half later we had the BBQ trailer!