Food & Drink

This awesome Dad spent three years building a train BBQ smoker

Published On 11/13/2014 Published On 11/13/2014

When your Dad isn't working hard at the nuclear power plant or knocking back donuts, it's good for him to have a hobby. But aside from wacky adventures that tend to occur in 22-minute increments, what is there to do? Well, redditor DrewCIL's Dad found a good use of his time -- building an awesome steam engine smoker that literally has bells and whistles. 

The smoker, which took him a total of three years to complete (he didn't work non-stop, of course), looks just like a miniature steam engine with four wheels in the front and the back (a 4x4, if you will). You can check out the smoker in action below, as only a Dad can demonstrate:

YouTube/Janet Califf

As you can see, this Dad's really made his smoker into a labor of love. And while he's only smoking chicken in it for now, hopefully it'll be all aboard for Briskettown in the near future.

Adam Lapetina is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and this smoker combines his childhood and adult loves. Read his musings at @adamlapetina.

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