Newbie here needing help on 250 gal propane tank RF smoker build.

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by southern151, May 8, 2012.

  1. I'm new here and just bought a 250 gal propane tank.  I plan to go with a reverse flow and was looking for advice on what size of firebox I need and what you guys would recommend as far as porting it (i.e. what size of port and all).  I really only want to have to build this thing one time! LOL  Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

    BTW, I was thinking I'd do a pipe firebox on it.  If you guys think that is a bad idea, feel free to let me know.


  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Corey!  Thank you for joining and welcome!  If you would, plese go to Roll Call where we can properly welcome you and if you would, please enter your location into your profile.  Several will  be along to help you with your project!
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Corey, morning and welcome to the forum......  Here is one more calculator....

    As far as the fire box goes, anything works..... Keep in mind ease of use for sticks or charcoal basket and removing the ash on long smokes....  Some folks preheat their sticks, inside the fire box, to reduce the thick white smoke.....  There are lots of ideas, folks have come up with, to improve the overall quality of smoking food... If you have the time, read the builds folks have done....  It would be well worth it to incorporate their ideas you like into your build.....  I know I hate building stuff twice....

    Ask more questions when they arise.... Lots of folks willing to help with ideas and direction...  


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