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Offline BoBn

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Amazing New Smoker
« on: November 07, 2009, 10:38:11 PM »
This thing has a hand grip instead of a bellows.  Squeeze the trigger for air.  Push the side button with your thumb for more smoke. 
Like a hand-held drill.

Battery powered hi-tech heater & blower.  I got to try a prototype 2 weeks ago.  Amazing! 

We were using wood shavings for fuel.  No matches. No lighter. No hot smoker. 

Patent pending by a young 1st yr beek couple that I have been helping get started.

You have to try this.  They will be  trying to market these through some distributer this winter. 
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 11:07:50 PM »
and the pics please :-D :-D

Sounds like a good invention.

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 10:14:34 AM »
Yeah, I'd like to see the pictures and specs too!
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 10:29:06 AM »
I'm interested, as well! Let us know if you find out who will be distributing this smoker....
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 11:28:33 AM »
BoBn, tell us more.....have that great, most beautiful day, that great health too.  Cindi
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 11:40:07 AM »
Not trying to dampen the enthusiasm,  but the Younger smoker was a great technological advancement in smokers as well.  But priced 10x of a normal smoker really hampered sales.  It might be hard to get folks to buy a wiz bang hi tech smoker if the price doesn't compare well with the ordinary trusty old design that works well for people.  Hopefully they have considered this in their business model.

What happens when your in an outyard and the thing breaks or the batteries die?  
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 12:15:37 PM »
"ouch" happens?


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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009, 04:29:28 PM »
>>>What happens when your in an outyard and the thing breaks or the batteries die?   <<<

you break out ol' trusty and fire her up!

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 06:50:44 PM »
I have to admit, pics, specs, and a price estimate would be fantastic!

I'm all for a better design, but only to a certain cost. Above that and I can't afford it, even if I would like it.

It would also be great for me to know some older beeks are behind this design. While I have nothing against 1st year beek designers, something tells me the design might loose some fundamental quality that's needed.

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009, 07:03:07 PM »
Are you looking for a Younger ??


   http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDetail.asp?idproduct=854&idCategory=8


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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 08:08:55 PM »
I would hate to have to carry that around in the bee yard.

G3
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 11:02:13 PM »
Are you looking for a Younger ??


   http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDetail.asp?idproduct=854&idCategory=8


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :)
 

If I had $100 plus shipping to blow and needed a new toy . . . maybe . . . but probably not.

Thanks for the offer though!

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 03:37:28 AM »








    many would be millonars in the portable smoke industry  8-) RDY-B

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 08:44:30 AM »
This thing has a hand grip instead of a bellows.  Squeeze the trigger for air.  Push the side button with your thumb for more smoke. 
Like a hand-held drill.

Battery powered hi-tech heater & blower.  I got to try a prototype 2 weeks ago.  Amazing! 

We were using wood shavings for fuel.  No matches. No lighter. No hot smoker. 

Patent pending by a young 1st yr beek couple that I have been helping get started.

You have to try this.  They will be  trying to market these through some distributer this winter. 



Does it emit cool smoke? That would be a matter of importance
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 02:25:50 PM »
What?  Why would I not want to combine my two favorite pasttimes...beekeeping and playing with fire???

This would take half the fun out of it!
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2009, 02:49:14 PM »
Haha, good point. My current smoker does get my Pyro qualities out of my system. Without it, it's likely to build up and I'll set fire to the yard . . . or maybe the neighbor's yard . . . a little bit safer for me.

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2009, 04:16:58 PM »
Are you looking for a Younger ??


   http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDetail.asp?idproduct=854&idCategory=8

 Looks like a monster! If they invent something that will actually burn wood pellets, lemme know. For the life if me, I can't get them to work in my smoker. Have to stick with pine straw.

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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009, 06:58:03 PM »

Does it emit cool smoke? That would be a matter of importance
The prototype that I tried looked like a regular smoker with the bellows removed and in place of the bellows was handle similar to a cordless drill.  The whole unit was about the same size as a regular smoker.

They are still doing the finishing touches of the design.  The final design for production is supposed to be finished around the end of this month.  They are in the process of setting up a web page for this smoker.

I'll do my best to post a picture /and/or links when they have this set up.

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We intend to show this for the first public viewing at the ABF conference
and tradeshow down in Florida January 12 -16, 2010.


Self contained “power tool” 18 volt battery with charger included
Very light and comfortable to use
Ergonomically engineered specifically for women and older children, but larger hands fit just fine
No lighting of fires
Similar weight as “older generation bellow unit” and balanced for comfort
Very little to no heat on the can, just natural cool bee smoke made from easy to find wood shavings.
30 second Three step process,
1. Hold trigger until you see smoke,
2. press fan button for smoke,
3. repeat as needed (takes less than 30 seconds for entire process, including smoking the hive)

I was impressed with how fast this thing could start and stop.   

I'm still using an old W.T.Kelly "smoke cloud" from the 1970s.  I have patched it with tin cans where the bottom and lower sides have rusted out.  I have replaced the electrical tape patches on the bellows a couple times.  Just about the time my smoker really gets going is when I am done using it. 
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2009, 07:09:50 PM »
If they invent something that will actually burn wood pellets, lemme know. For the life if me, I can't get them to work in my smoker. Have to stick with pine straw.

Wood pellets are all that I use.  I have a Rauchboy which has the insert that allows air to flow around the burning embers.  I believe they claim 12 hours on a fill.   I've never completely filled mine, but do get 5-6 hours easily on a light when doing cut-outs.   

I would not recommend the Rauchboy though.  It is a dome top smoker with very little lip and overhang.  The top is easily dislodged or even pops when you first light it and get good fire going.   Instead, get a good cone top smoker (Dandant, Kelley, etc) and find a tin can that fits and drill it full of holes.  You can see a good example on MB site. -> http://bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#smokerinsert

The tin can won't last as long as the Rauchboy stainless steel insert (which I know use in a Dadant),  but you should easily get a few years out of it,  and the price is right.....
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Re: Amazing New Smoker
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2009, 07:19:15 PM »
I think MB should write the 'New Beekeeper's Bible'

 

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