One Man's Dream (275 gal reverse flow smoker)

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokinyetti, May 3, 2015.

  1. Hello!

    I am a new member to this site and wanted to say I am impressed with the amount of wisdom in the forums on this site regarding the advice on the smoker builds. While researching reverse flow smokers for my own build, I happened across this site and started reading through all the threads pertaining to what I hope to accomplish with my own project. So without even posting a question yet, I would like to thank all of the members for imparting their experience on these forums so that others may benefit in building successful smokers without the heavy financial toll of trial and error.

    Now, to introduce myself....I am a mechanic in a factory in Missouri. I work between 60-72 hours a week to make ends meet, have a wife and two kids, and I balance my "me" time between riding my Harley and getting really obnoxious with my humble charcoal grill and make anything/everything that I can afford to cook and drink some beer. In about six hours I plan to start on my reverse flow smoker build and I'm so amped up about it that I can't sleep (too many ideas rolling around). A few weeks ago I bought a 275 gallon fuel oil tank grill project from the family of a local man that started the project but passed away before it really took off. I also bought an abandoned project trailer to mount this behemoth upon. I have used the numerous equations to predict how much steel I will need for the firebox, and used the forums to gain invaluable insight on what I really hope to accomplish with this project. I'm sure I will eventually swallow my pride and ask for advice on here in a separate thread, but when I do I will include pics of what I am working with and my plans/dimensions for the components. I look forward to posting my progress and am open to advice or tips on how to make this project efficient financially and functionally.

  2. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a nice sunny and warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.
  4. Be looking forward to seeing your build

  5. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF! :welcome:
    We're glad to have you here. The search bar at the top is your most valuable resource here. This forum has been around for over ten years, so there is a good chance that any questions you may have, have already been answered (they may have 10 different answers, but you'll get an instant response non the less).
    Please be sure to post your smokes along with your process and recipes. We will be glad to help you along the way and we may also learn something new ourselves in the process. Also, don't forget the very important Q view! (We're mad for pics on here 😁)
    Always remember to have fun because it's not fun if you have to work at it. Thanks for joining,
    - Ryan

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