new build of a reverse flow smoker(pics)

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by unclebeef, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    richtee, man you said it,while i was welding today i started thinking about what i should cook first and i almost drooled in the welding helmet[​IMG]

    pineywoods, the angle iron and baffle are all 1/4''


    thanks to all you guys. im going to need some advise on smoking tips and tricks when i get closer and ill look to you for the answers[​IMG] im damn good on grilling meat ,but im a wantabe smoker!!
  2. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Holy Crap Beefman!

    Points for you!!!

    Have you done this before? You are making this look easy my friend. Awesome welding and fab work!

  3. Geez! That is a work of art you got goin there! Great welds!!! [​IMG]
  4. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    smok'n steve, no ive never built a smoker before. i guess lurking around on this site ive picked up a few do's and don' trying to think everything through and not make to many mistakes.thanks for the compliments it always feels good to have support [​IMG] by the way, i viewed your build and really enjoyed it.

    jok3r-x, thanks man!!
  5. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just excellent welding!

    I assume at some point in your life there Uncle, you have been paid to weld?

    Do you work with your hands for a living? You should!!

    Can't wait to see more. What you gonna do for hinges? 90 degree bent rod in pipe or straight rod in pipe?


    PS--what are you using for a welder?
  6. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    smok'n steve, thanks far as using my hands. im a diesel tech,i weld and fabricate as a hobby/sidejob.for the hinge im using d.o.m. tubing with an inside diameter just under 7/16'' and using 7/16'' bolts with the heads cut off for the pins. i also drilled an oiling hole in the pivot side of the what a sweet fit, no for the welder its a millermatic 210 mig with lincoln L-50 superarc wire in a .035 size. heres a few pics of the hinges.
  7. dono

    dono Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I am truely impressed very nice work, I'm looking forward to seeing the progress pics as you post them[​IMG]
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work dude, You have got some serious skills.Looks to me like ya just got fired working for Ben Lang, and have gone out on your own! I'm givin ya points too! The hinge idea is nice, cept for one thing, and I don't like it one bit![​IMG] How in THE h e l l is anyone gonna hear ya open that lid with such nice hinges. Yer never gonna be able to tell if anyone is stealin/peeking your meats![​IMG]

    I think you are gonna have yourself one jammin smoker. You should feel very proud and lucky that ya didn't have to pay 3-4 K for it![​IMG]
  9. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    DonO, thankyou for the compliments sir. however hunting season is gettin close so my progress will slow for a week or so. [​IMG] if that goes well, im going to smoke elk [​IMG]

    Capt Dan,do you think i should practice sleeping with one eye open?thanks for the ''props''. im trying my best to build a smoker that will look as good as it cooks! thanks again, UB.
  10. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    as an amature welder i'm impressed to say the least. that millermatic 210 is sweet. i've got the 140 with AS and i love it. i'm very excited about this project. it looks like you came out of the gate sprinting! keep the pics coming!!!
  11. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real nice, I looked up the Miller 210, 3/8" with one pass---oooh, very nice!

    I think though that you could probably do it with coat hangers and a torch by the skills you have showcased so far:)

    Keep the pics coming, take your time!!!

  12. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice i just use duct tape ta hold straight edge and cut fast worked so far
  13. pantherfan83

    pantherfan83 Smoking Fanatic

    Unclebeef, are you still around? Would love to see the finished product.
  14. timbre

    timbre Newbie

    I know before the board crashed there were more pictures. This is what I have been basing my build from.... Wish I could locate those pics.
  15. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    hey ya'll, i'm back!! TIMBRE, after the board crashed i figured i'd let it settle down before reposting the pics. i'll post in the next day or so,sorry to keep you waiting [​IMG]. it's good to be back, see ya later.
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good to have you back!! [​IMG]
  17. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    Alright man, it's been over 12 hours since you promised pics....give'm up!
  18. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey glad ta see ya hows the build going?
  19. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    o.k here comes some pics!
  20. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is a nice rig!

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