Reverse flow mini for camping and tailgating

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by jbssmokedmeats, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. I thought it was a 3" and it is but it 3"od
     
  2. Used pice from steel shop
     

  3. door seal is tacked on need to finish welding it grind the plugs from the valves and put hinges on and I will get the two matted
     
  4. spokes

    spokes Newbie

    looking good,  I can't wait to see this finished.
     
  5. Got quite ablittlendone tonite on smoker

    Have a ? On the plenum never really used a plenum like the looks of them don't understand the function of them but also at same time done want to screw up the draft it will have will this plenum work?? The angle and size of it is it sufficient to make this smoker work pictures are deceiving everything is level and square
     
  6. couple welds on the smoker see a lot of guys trying to use a flux core wire welder on here and there welds look like chicken pooooo I was fortunate to learn how to use a flux core a long time ago and this little $150 farm store 120v welder puts down a nice bead these pics don't do me and the welder justice damn phone takes crappy pics of you zoom in on the plenum pics you will see an nice flux core weld
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2015

  7. Few more pics... I'll use my plasma to cut the pit out of the fire box from inside
     
  8. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh man what a cute little smoker. 

    What are you going to use to support it? how much does the whole thing weight so far?
     
  9. I'll be putting a stand/Cart together under it this weekend more pics coming tomorrow night should have it smoking by Sunday if all goes well
     
  10. Last nights progress got a lot of Welding to do now!
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  11. Been on a low.., it was a family time weekend, said the wife. so smoker got worked on Saturday morning for 2 hours of welding. no changes other than welded the plenum stack and 75% of rf plate.
     
  12. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Nice work on the plenum.

    It is looking like a real smoker now.
     
  13. Well it is getting really close have a rib cook off this weekend for the town celebration! It will be tested on its maiden voyage. Needs another vent test fired last night has good draft but I think I needs a little more air. I will take a pic of vents tomorrow need to make a latch for fb and paint oh and a front rack I'll be running my maverick on it so didn't put a therm. In cc door.
     
  14. Well here is where it's at now seasoned it tonite had no issues hitting 350 degrees needs handles on vent cc door and fb door other than that it's done and paint of course. I'm cooking in a rib competition tomorrow with it wish me luck
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you haven't put the upper air inlets in the FB door yet...
     
  16. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Good Luck!
     
  17. Bingo Dave hopefully I won't need it
     
  18. It seems to like running on charcoal as that's what I used tonight and it worked really well
     
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You don't need it.... It just makes your smoker operate better... Cleaner smoke..... better tasting food....

    The tutorial we put together is a compilation of modifications folks have used to get the best smoker possible....
     
  20. Here is my ribs from today first ever turn in box they turned out really well I was a little pressed for time and ended up short cooking them should stayed rapped for another 20 mins didn't have quite the right pull "little tight" ended up 3rd beat my boss and a kcbs level team
     

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