Knotty, the branch burner, reverse flow build!

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by smok'n steve, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here we go again, I drove by the tank yard and couldn't help myself :-(

    Got 7 tanks 18" by 30" long for the Knotty's

    and one 24"diameter by 48" long for a Lang 48 clone!

    The first pic shows left to right, Knotty, Lumpy, and Twiggy Tanks!!

    The big 48 is laying down in my truck:)
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Steve, you are an artist!! Can't wait to see how these come out.[​IMG]
  3. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wish that boy would bottle some of that ambition and send it to me ASAP![​IMG]
  4. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow,,, Is that the yard you get your tanks from? Wished they had a resource like that near me. Close as I could get was an offer to sell me an unused tank from the local gas dist. My wife on the otherhand scored me a nice big (a lil too big) tank from a place she works the horses with the kids. Not sure when its coming home yet but soon enough I spose.

    Not sure I would be so ambitious as to keeps building them either. I'm afeared you almost have to duct tape me to a stinger to get me to use one, and then I'd probably just figure out how to eat with it...[​IMG]

    I'll be looking forward to building my reverse flow maybe by next summer.
  5. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is a can OK?
  6. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    let the games begin. I better get some popcorn this should be good.
  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i like your insperation nattie lite works for me too[​IMG]
  8. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Steve, you are making me tired. My fingers cramp just tryin to keep up with your builds on the forum! LOL.
    The Lang 48 clones will be a hit I am sure. Seems to be a nice size for the average home , tailgator, ect.
  9. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    Man steve, you got the drive and the skill.........can't wait to see how these turn out.
  10. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I still have to finish little Lumpy, then I will start these Knotty's. With 18" deep by 30 inches long, these will be a unique size that I think will still be big enough for parties, but small enough to move it around without needing to add on to the garage:)

    That 48 will probably be while but I couldn't let the tank just sit there looking at me like that with all those big tanks bullying him around, so............I took him home with me:)

    To answer Dangers question, yes that is the tank yard and it takes a lot of beef jerky to pull strings like that!!!
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Well I'll be looking forward to these builds just like the others I'm sure glad you keep getting them because I sure enjoy watching the progress on them. [​IMG][​IMG]
  12. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    And they say that "flattery" will get you everywhere.........[​IMG][​IMG]

    Can't wait to see Lumpy and Knotty all finished up, have yourself some major skills there, buddy!!

  13. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    Can't wait to see how they turn out. What do you do for a living steve? Between a full time job and all the work you put in on the minis I can't see much free time in there.
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Whatever it takes! I do find jerky is more valuable than cash in many instances, tho :{) After ya hook 'em- Couple pounds goes a LONNNG way!
  15. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have had apartments for over 20 years and worked for the Power Company for 15 years as a System Operator--starting up Hydro Dams remotely, pushing power from Canada through Maine to New England, and switching and tagging out power lines for repairs,etc.

    It was an excellent career but took a lot of my time. For many years, I worked 3500 hours/yr. When my girls were 6, I left the Power Company to do the Mr. Mom thing and take care of my apartments, wife is a school nurse and provides us with benefits :)

    So, I drive old cars and have a little more time to BBQ and **** ****, well, it ain't spitten wood, LOL!!!!

  16. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Plus where he lives there is a small spacial time warp where 14.42 hours are added to each day.
  17. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You da man Steve. Just maybe one day I will purchase one of your little creations.[​IMG]
  18. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hear ya. I have a camper I keep at a site just outside of Chicago. The travel trailer next to me has a 150 gal tank. I think the old folks really spend a lot of thime there on account of the tanks size.

    Anyways, I think the 150gal. is exactly what I'm looking for. That 300gal just sounds extremely large to me. May just be worth paying for a new one, It'd take me forever to make that much jerky...[​IMG]
  19. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just trying to be safe, I have flushed a lumpy tank and a Knotty tank today.

    Basically, filled w/ water, rinsed, then some bleach, a good sloshing, then super hot water, another sloshing, and rinse, and then filled w/ water again.

    I am purging any gases plus neutralizing the Methyl Mercaptan that odorizes the propane.

    Thats it for today:)

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