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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by racer, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. racer

    racer Newbie

    Just wanted to say Hi to everybody. I'm new to the forum and I'm going to be building my first smoker in the next few days. I have a 250 gallon propane tank that I have taken all of the valves off of and has aired out for a week now. I', going to fill it with water tomorrow and let it soak for a few days and then start to cut on it.

    I have smoked out of a store bought but now want to smoke bigger pieces of meat, so I'm joining the big boys.

    I'm not sure how to build the inside of the smoker at this point so I'm looking around and getting ideas. It is only going to have one big door at the top and a smoker box on the right side, again not sure how to build that part of it. If any ideas I'd be glad to hear them. have a great day and hope to hear from some of you pros out there. Thanks
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum lots of good info round here. I can't answer your questions but I'm sure someone who can will be around shortly.
     
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, glad to have ya! I'm a gas and electric man myself, so can't help ya with a stick burner, there will be folks that will be able to here shortly.
     
  4. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Don't forget to post some qview pics of the project.
    Andy.
     
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site............Glad to have you here.............
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Racer.... Yeah that's a step up. LOL! Check into the reverse flow smoker...you have the room for sure... Enjoy!
     
  7. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome. I look forward to seeing your creation come about.
     
  8. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard racer. I have a big propane tank custom job myself, just upright with an offset firebox. Didn't design it or have it made, but love it. A few things I would have done different after putting a few pounds of meat thru it, so think hard about what you need and want to do, and lay the plans accordingly. I think my biggest gripe is I have 4 evenly spaced racks. I wish I had 8 slots to place the racks, even if I only have 4 racks. Put a turkey in and I have to remove a rack above. Smoke a bunch of turkey legs, I'd like to have less space beween racks to maximize space. Building your own will come down to what you want to do, so customize it as you see fit! Good luck and I look forward to your results!
     
  9. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like an adventure. Smokin Steve is pretty handy with a torch, and welder. Maybe he'll see this post and give ya some tips. He's real fond of the reverse flow technology![​IMG]
     
  10. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard! You definitely came to the right place. Lots of knowledgable friendly people here willing to help.

    Dave
     

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