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by Dave DeWitt
This is an on-going article--more weird smokers and grills will be added as I find them. If any readers out there have photos of them, please attach them to an email and send it to me here. Be sure to tell me the name of the unit, if you know it, and where and when you found it. We start off with a clever grill from Maine.
This drummer grill was built by college student John Campbell using car parts and other miscellaneous mechanical peices. His next project, he says, might just be a keyboardist for the band. Not to be outdone is an oddball smoker from Texas.
I shot this at the Best of the West Rib Cookoff at the Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada in 2005 and later learned that the North Main Street Barbecue in Euless, Texas uses this rig for catering. Next up is a much larger commercial unit.
It's a Bar-B-Q Shack Concession Trailer with a Cabin and 4 foot smoker, built by Southern Yankee Bar-B-Q. It measures 8 feet by 20 feet. Next is perhaps the funniest one of all.