New Reverse Flow Build

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by chuckp, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. chuckp

    chuckp Newbie

    Good morning All: I joined the forum several weeks back as I was beginning to build a reverse flow, trailer mounted pit. We just finished it a couple of weeks ago and I've used it three times now. We started out with a piece of steel pipe 3/8" thick, 30" in diameter, and 48" long. The smoker uses propane burners in the fire box with a grill above for the wood. It has two doors with thermometers in each and the whole business is mounted on a single axle utility trailer, 15" wheels, and a 1300# load capacity. I've got two 20# propane talnks mounted on the trailer, a galvanized tub for beverages and I decked it with Trex, that sysnthetic decking that won't rust, bust, or gather dust (they say). I also have some removable, built-in oak cutting boards for shelf space When it's finally, finally done, it will be trimmed out in shiny diamond plate and I'll have a locking cabinet and shelves in the cooking area. It's fairly heavy duty but I just finished a round trip from Santa Fe, NM to Denver and the trailer pulls beautifully. The smoker is very stable (I think in part because of its mass) and once I'm up to temp, I'm able to maintain about a 2 degree differential from the warm to the cool side. I've cooked on it 3 times now and am doing the fine tuning. The major issue I've had so far has been that the burners seem to blow out pretty easily even when the gusts are only in the 10-15 mph range. Has any one else had ths problem and if so, how did you solve it? Also, can someone tell me now to attach pictures to the post. I'd like to show it off a little. Thanks for the help. Chuck
  2. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF. We'd love to see your handiwork. Go to the New Member thread or just click through here for Photobucket directions.
  3. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    Hi, and welcome!

    As to your problem... maybe a solution will become clear when pics arrive.
  4. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, click that photobucket link and lets see some pics.
  5. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah Id like to see some pics of that myself.
  6. chuckp

    chuckp Newbie

    Howdy All:
    With the help of my dear wife, I've been able to post some pictures of the completed smoker on my blog Let me know what you think. I've cooked on it three times and it's coming along fine. We're doing a little bit of fine tuning and should be 100% shortly.
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  7. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The rig looks great. Fantastic job on the build. Its always nice when people take photos of the pits in progress. Now we gotta see that bad boy with some thin blue smoke coming out and some tasty critters on the grates [​IMG]. Good job. Points to you for a professional looking build.[​IMG]

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