Got my 200 gallon tank

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by randyb, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Hello! I live in Muscle Shoals, AL. I'm a long time cook and mainly use a very heavy rolled steel custom grill. I make good BBQ and I say that with the credit given to all the poor pigs I ruined while learning along the way. I've been really wanting a big Lang for a few years, but have never been able to just put that amount of $$$ out and feel comfortable. I realize this is a different beast of a grill. I can comfortably cook 4 butts or 3 racks of ribs now and I wanna increase that 5x.

    I started looking for a tank last week and the first place I checked told me they were legally unable to sell me one, but that they had just delivered 5 tanks to the scrap yard down the street. The guy at the LP Store snickered and mentioned something about "paint" as I left. Turns out my neighbor is the VP of the company that owns the scrap yard and I found out the "paint" story when I got there. The LP store had an employee who was directed to go and refurbish some tanks and he started on the "wrong" lot of tanks and got 6 totally worthless tanks sanded and painted before they caught him. So there they were! 6 brand new looking scrap 250 gallon LP tanks!

    Anywho, I've been reading here for days and am about to get up close and personal on this journey. Right off the bat, is there a widely recognized as "better/best" example of a build here. I've seen many that are "good", but as far as looks, ease of use and most importantly "results", is there a king thread here?

    Also, if you're around my area and looking for a really nice bargain on a tank of your own, let me know!

  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. Randy. It's good to have you here.
  3. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard lot of great guys and gals on here with tons of info. Look under the forums and select smoker builds for your best help here.

  4. Thanks!
  5. Thanks Warren. You're right, there is lots of info. A little overwhelming at first.
  6. Randy, I'm about 5 hrs away from you in Tennessee, I am looking for a 250 gallon tank if you know of any!
  7. Well, mine turned out to be a 200. So if that suits you I have a neighbor who runs Mallard Steel. He has 5 more of these and he's asking $100 each. They have been cleaned, purged and painted. 

  8. I'm in   be watching

  9. First cut looks pretty good

  10. martyinco

    martyinco Newbie

    $100 bucks!!! I wish!!! You cant get a 30 gallon here for less than 100 [​IMG]

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