Custom-Built BBQ Smoker Looks and Sounds like a Real Train

Steve, a retired iron worker from northern Illinois, is taking backyard barbecuing to the next level, and custom built himself a large smoker over the course of three years. But, this isn't just your average piece of equipment – it's one that looks like an old-fashioned steam engine! Reddit user DrewCIL, Steve's son, originally posted about the video on the site, and people have understandably been very impressed with his dad's handiwork.

DrewCIL explains that almost all of the smoker was built from scratch. The fire box is reclaimed from an old farm house stove, and the wheel rims are cut up fence posts. Steve crafted the water tank and whistles. Once assembled, it really does look like an old-fashioned train, complete with the “steam” element. The Redditor also adds that the smoker makes some delicious ribs.

DrewCIL Reddit post
via [Twisted Sifter]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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