idea for smoker?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by dewberry, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. dewberry

    dewberry Fire Starter

    i want to make my own smoker
    i am wondering if i could use this stainless steel tank to make a smoker

    http://houston.craigslist.org/for/1250318258.html

    it has 20 inch diameter and is 4 feet long. i am only making a backyard smoker so i think this would be plenty big enough

    what do yall think?
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I think you could make a nice smoker outta that as long as you can cut and weld stainless
     
  3. dewberry

    dewberry Fire Starter

    i hadnt thought of that
    i can cut it, idk if i can weld it though
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I really don't know what is involved in welding stainless but if you can get it done it would be a great material to make one out of it should last forever and look awesome
     
  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    oh yea here is one just like it.
     
  6. dewberry

    dewberry Fire Starter

    i talked to my dad(im only 17) and he said you can weld stainless with a normal mig setup you just have to get stainless wire.
    the only problem i can see it that i am going to make an offset smoker and the pipe i have for the firebox is normal steel so is would rust. do yall think i should go ahead and use the stainless anyway? or should i paint the stainless? to match the painted firebox?
     
  7. dewberry

    dewberry Fire Starter

    another thought...
    has anyone ever tried to make a smoker outta a air compressor tank?
     
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    oh yea heres one i made this was a 40 gal tank i bead blasted the inside and it works great
     
  9. dewberry

    dewberry Fire Starter

    how thick is the metal of the air compressor?
     

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