New build questions

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bryon, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. bryon

    bryon Fire Starter

    I found a 250 gallon propane tank for the right price. FREE!! I am going to attempt to build a smoker. My first question is should I go with a reverse flow? The reverse flow sounds good to me, no tuning plates, drip/water pan. Next question is about the handles for the doors. I prefer the handles that are like a slag hammer. Are they slag hammers with the handles cut off or can you buy/make the handles. I have tried to read every post on home builts and have found some great info. I hope to open the tank this weekend and would like to have most of the materials on hand when I begin. Any and all advice and pics will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Bryon
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. bryon

    bryon Fire Starter

    Thanks Paul, That is exactly what I was looking for. I have purchased Thermometers from him before.
  4. tsywake

    tsywake Fire Starter

    Bryon, I would definitely go with a reverse flow on the 250 gallon tank. I am building one out of an old 250 gallon kerosene drum. My only suggestion, take your tank to a metal shop once you get it opened. Most of the builds I have seen involve angle iron and two pieces of metal. I'm getting a single piece of metal that they are going to break in the center for me. Its 20" across, with a 2" fall to the center. It'll save you a ton of welding. It should be in about a week from now, and I'll try to post pictures of it.
  5. bryon

    bryon Fire Starter

    I ordered the handles and hinges from ebay last night. As soon as they get here I will be starting. I will try to take lots of pics of all the steps taken.
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good deal Bryon, looking forward to seeing them...

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