What a great idea!
I have an old woodman (long retired) my first smoker from sears, it has a heat shield on it but that is to protect the fingers. Bent over nails in a couple and a big whittled stick to put into the snout.Could you get the fire protection with smoker upgrades/modifications instead of a box?
- Insulate the sides and bottom. A Betterbee smoker has this. They advertise it can sit on and not melt polystyrene. Some old Woodman and Dadant ones have it.
- Replace the hinge pin with a bolt with welded nut, cotter pin, split rivet, bent nail, or clevis pin.
- a latch for the cover
- a plug for the tube and nozzle