War Wagon's 1st birthday!


  • Power User

    Look who’s turning 1 !!! Can’t believe it’s been a year, oh how the time flies by…Yep if people can have birthday parties for there pet turtle, why not the smoker! Going to be a big day, ribs and chicken will keep the crowd smiling for sure. Got to the point we were doing so much volume, over 600# of sticks a year, not to mention every version of sausage-hot/mild italian, smoked breakfast sticks and anything else we could think of so we had to up the smoker game. The War Wagon is 4’x4’x2’, made from scratch, wood with propane assist. Lucky to have retired iron worker/welder as part of our crew. Had to do an upgrade to the running gear, used a farm cart running gear from Tractor Supply , the old girl has got some pounds to her… she weighs in at a svelte 595 pounds…
    More importantly we use 19mm Walton’s smoked casing and 32mm Waltons for “bologna” just bigger version of snack sticks but we use home recipe. Never have issues with the collagen casings, buy them by the box and save a couple bucks. They can handle the hydraulic stuffer so we bang out a 100# batch in no time. Quality products for sure!!0_1490021415908_IMG_1106.JPG 0_1490021432417_IMG_1129.JPG


  • Admin

    Looks awesome! I really like the oversize wheels. I’m sure that helps making moving it around a whole lot easier too.


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