CAMO COOKER

With all things outdoors related – and many things NOT strictly outdoor related being camo painted these days, I decided to “Color me Happy” on a cooker for the camp. The cooker itself is a galvanized 55 gal drum with a door cut in the front, aluminum angle rails added inside to hold the cooking rack, which is a three piece grill from an old gas grill that died a natural death. The frame to hold it used to be the top piece of a “homemade”tuna tower on my old 31 Bertram. This part has the instrument panel – which will be a food prep counter – and the box underneath which can be used for storage. The pipe is 2” thick schedule aluminum. It was painted with High Temperature BBQ pit paint.

This woods cooker is made from things most of us have around the house - a 55 gallon  galvanized barrel and the top of a pipe "tuna tower'" off a 31 Bertram!

This woods cooker is made from things most of us have around the house – a 55 gallon galvanized barrel and the top of a pipe “tuna tower'” off a 31 Bertram!

There is also another barrel that mounts beneath the main one to be used as a fire section when doing slow smoking.

The cooker before painting, with the door open.

The cooker before painting, with the door open.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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