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{{Project  
 
{{Project  
 
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  |Status=In progress
 
  |Contact=User:Gori
 
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== What ==
 
== What ==
 
Because smoked dead animals are at least as tasty as BBQed dead animals, we need to have a nice smoker.
 
Because smoked dead animals are at least as tasty as BBQed dead animals, we need to have a nice smoker.
While the  [[BigGreenEggBBQ]] can act as a smoker as well, it has a fairly limited capacity. Furhtermore, it can not be electrically operated, which makes temperature control more tricky.
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While the  [[BigGreenEggBBQ]] can act as a smoker as well, it has a fairly limited capacity. Furthermore, it can not be electrically operated, which makes temperature control more tricky.
  
 
So enter RevSmoker.
 
So enter RevSmoker.
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The idea is to use a steel drum to build something like [http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/115222/my-first-uds-build-pics-included this] but over 9000 times cooler, with electronics and blinkenlights.
 
The idea is to use a steel drum to build something like [http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/115222/my-first-uds-build-pics-included this] but over 9000 times cooler, with electronics and blinkenlights.
  
Design ideas :
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The idea is that there is a electric hot plate/heater in the bottom of the drum, that heats a steel box full of wood chips, generating heat and smoke. A micro controller measures the temperature, and drives the hot plate in order to reach  a set temperature, that can bet adjusted using a dial. The target and current temperature are displayed on a LCD display. There is a tray at the bottom of the barrel, allowing the  heater/wood box to be can be easily removed for refilling, without removing the smoked items.
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Design inspiration :
 
* [http://cruftbox.com/cruft/docs/elecsmoker.html Trashcan smoker]
 
* [http://cruftbox.com/cruft/docs/elecsmoker.html Trashcan smoker]
 
* [http://www.thepickledpig.com/forums/general-bbq-grilling/832-our-uds-cooker-how-build-one-part-1-a.html Ugly Drum Smoker]
 
* [http://www.thepickledpig.com/forums/general-bbq-grilling/832-our-uds-cooker-how-build-one-part-1-a.html Ugly Drum Smoker]
 
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* [http://makeprojects.com/Project/The+Nellie+Bly+Smoker/2619/#.UPlIrZHU424 Alternative, 2 chamber design]
=== Mechanical and electrical parts ===
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== Parts ==
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=== Mechanical ===
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==== Have ====
 
* steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
 
* steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
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** Inside dimensions: D: 57 cm, H: 85 cm, Volume approx. 218 L
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==== Need ====
 
* a wood chip box
 
* a wood chip box
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** square is easy / round can hold more wood
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**  needs to be created
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** Bonus point if the wood chip box can be retrieved from the side through a drawer or door
 
* one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
 
* one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
* a cover with a handle
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** Yotson may have hole steel plates
* a electrical stove, for heating the wood chips
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* 3 or 4 handles for top/side
* extension cord
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* a BBQ thermometer in through the lid
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=== Electronic parts ===
 
=== Electronic parts ===
* a thermometer keeping track of the temp.
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==== Have ====
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* an industrial grade brass thermocouple probe keeping track of the temp.  
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** needs calibration
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** ask benadski for the type and specs
 
* an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and  control the heater using a relay
 
* an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and  control the heater using a relay
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* a square gourmet set heater element
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==== Need ====
 
* a 220V relay
 
* a 220V relay
* a TMP36  [https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10988 temp sensor]
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* weather proofed power socket enclosure
* a SED1531LCD display to show the current / target temp
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** [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11255141/display_info.pdf LCD datasheet]
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** [https://www.dropbox.com/s/setane1i2pk1y1h/glcd.txt example code]
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** [http://marcovannoord.com/lcd/index.php?title=Hoofdpagina LCD wiki]
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* a turn knob to adjust the temp
 
* a turn knob to adjust the temp
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* a weather proof box to hold the electronics
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* rgb blinkelights
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=== Specs and datasheets ===
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* alternative to the large sensor - a TMP36  [https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10988 temp sensor]
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*  SED1531LCD display to show the current / target temp
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** [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11255141/display_info.pdf LCD datasheet]
  
 
=== Software parts ===
 
=== Software parts ===
 
* [http://playground.arduino.cc//Code/PIDLibraryRelayOutputExample PID library relay control example]
 
* [http://playground.arduino.cc//Code/PIDLibraryRelayOutputExample PID library relay control example]
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** [https://www.dropbox.com/s/setane1i2pk1y1h/glcd.txt example code]
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** [http://marcovannoord.com/lcd/index.php?title=Hoofdpagina LCD wiki]
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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Image:SparkShack.jpg|
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Image:RevSmokerMoulinex.jpg|
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Image:RevSmokerTropiFreeze.JPG|
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Image:RevSmokerSparks.JPG|
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Image:RevSmokerHeatingElement.JPG|
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Image:RevSmokerPCICardBrackets.JPG|
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Image:RevSmokerSpecs.JPG|
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</gallery>

Revision as of 14:46, 2 March 2013

Project RevSmoker
Status In progress
Contact User:Gori
Last Update 2013-03-02

What

Because smoked dead animals are at least as tasty as BBQed dead animals, we need to have a nice smoker. While the BigGreenEggBBQ can act as a smoker as well, it has a fairly limited capacity. Furthermore, it can not be electrically operated, which makes temperature control more tricky.

So enter RevSmoker.

Design

The idea is to use a steel drum to build something like this but over 9000 times cooler, with electronics and blinkenlights.

The idea is that there is a electric hot plate/heater in the bottom of the drum, that heats a steel box full of wood chips, generating heat and smoke. A micro controller measures the temperature, and drives the hot plate in order to reach a set temperature, that can bet adjusted using a dial. The target and current temperature are displayed on a LCD display. There is a tray at the bottom of the barrel, allowing the heater/wood box to be can be easily removed for refilling, without removing the smoked items.

Design inspiration :

Parts

Mechanical

Have

  • steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
    • Inside dimensions: D: 57 cm, H: 85 cm, Volume approx. 218 L

Need

  • a wood chip box
    • square is easy / round can hold more wood
    • needs to be created
    • Bonus point if the wood chip box can be retrieved from the side through a drawer or door
  • one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
    • Yotson may have hole steel plates
  • 3 or 4 handles for top/side
  • a BBQ thermometer in through the lid


Electronic parts

Have

  • an industrial grade brass thermocouple probe keeping track of the temp.
    • needs calibration
    • ask benadski for the type and specs
  • an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and control the heater using a relay
  • a square gourmet set heater element

Need

  • a 220V relay
  • weather proofed power socket enclosure
  • a turn knob to adjust the temp
  • a weather proof box to hold the electronics
  • rgb blinkelights

Specs and datasheets

  • alternative to the large sensor - a TMP36 temp sensor
  • SED1531LCD display to show the current / target temp

Software parts

Gallery