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  1. #1
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    Default Show us your smoker! Please post pics of your smoker here

    Hello all,
    Please post photo(s) of your smoker here. If you don't know how to post pictures, then please ask here. Thanks in advance, everyone!

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    Backup: (and no, it's not water jacketed)
    Last edited by Barry; 07-10-2012 at 07:19 PM.
    Regards, Barry

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    Here is my first smoker, one from Mann Lake. Didn't really like it, but it's what I started with.
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    The welded lid handle broke off.
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    It was used when I got it, and did not have a grate in the bottom.
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    The hinge assembly was pretty cheap, and never worked well.
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    Here is my nice newer Kelley's smoker.
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    I like the lid handle a lot better.
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    It has a grate.
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    I also like the hinge assembly quite well.
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    Benjamin,

    Great to see a young beek. We need more!

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    1st year Beek & 1st year Smoker.
    Kelley's 4x10 Smoke Cloud w/Shield


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    Default Re: Show us your smoker! Please post pics of your smoker here

    Thanks, Barry and scorpion. Any others out there?

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    When I get back to Kentucky, end of the week, I will send photo of my smoker (Current one is only about 15 years old.)

    I also collect smokers, I will send photo of my collection. Any time I hear of a beekeeper going out of business, or passing away, I try to get his smoker. My plan is to put a data plate on them, and donate them to the Museum Of The Barrens, Glasgow Ky., sometime in the future

    Some in my collection is signed and dated. I have Oscar Sullivans, signed and dated, (Oscar was the Oscar of the Lonzo and Oscar comedy duo for 35 years on the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville) He kept bees as a hobby for 25 plus years. My grandfather kept bees for the Musselman Apple Butter Company (Bigglerville Pa.), near Gettysburg Pa., but his smoker disappeared when he passed away, and I did not get it. Should have gotten it while he was still living.

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: Show us your smoker! Please post pics of your smoker here

    Yeah, another nice one!!
    Regards, Barry

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    Thanks, cchoganjr. Looking forward to it!

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    Funny coincidence, I think. A UGA art student was doing a photo essay for one of her classes. She asked if she could take some pics in the beeyard. No problem, says I. She did seem a bit taken with the smoker and took several photos…the second one here trying to be a bit artsy.
    Anyway, this is my old Mann Lake that was recently retired. The bellows were leaky and the hinge finally broke.


    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    I did have an older one that I used for years however I gave it to my son, this is my current smoker, I have no idea who made it or how old it is.....Bill


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    My smoker, posing for a glamour shot...





    The following was posted in a thread about cleaning a smoker. Here is a perfect place to share Jeffery Todd's prose once more...

    Jeffrey Todd

    I love the sound of the hum of bees at work, the sight of newly-drawn white comb, the warmth of the summer sun on my hands while working, and the aroma of a well-used smoker with a steady curl of smoke drifting up and out to mingle with the fragrance of fresh nectar. Whenever my smoker is unlit, I carry it in the cab of my truck just so I can enjoy the sweet smoky smell that evokes so many fond memories and reflections on my decades of beekeeping. On cold winter days I like to have my smoker close by me as I work in the shed; instantly I am transported out to the apiary, working with the bees. When the day comes that I no longer can keep bees, I will still keep that smoker,. Uncleaned
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

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    BeeCurious, thanks for sharing Jeffrey Todd's prose.....It is simply beautiful.....Bill

    Nice well used smoker buy the way.

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    I actually just got a new 10" Dadant smoker which is much easier to light and keep lit - but this one has been a good teacher - and has a lot more experience.
    since '09-25H-T-Z6b

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    Mine is a few years old now.

    The little clasp that holds the top on needs an adjustment.

    The top pops off sometimes but it works well.

    It's from Brushy Mountain. It has been trusty.

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    That is a nice smoker VW, it looks well used like a smoker should be and David thanks for showing us old grandpa, if he could talk there would be a lot of stories to tell I bet. It is great to see all the smokers that are posted above, I can almost smell the aroma of smoke as I write this.....Bill

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    I really like David's smoker.

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    I inherit it from my father-in-love as well as yellow bee-tool. It is small, but keep charge for an hour, which is enough for my two hives. In memory of Robert Hawthorne! Sergey
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