Reverse Flow Smoker Build!

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by jgharbin, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a good start

  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looking forward to seeing more!
  3. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter


    I have it tacked on the tank and now my springs on the trailer are too soft. I knew this thing was gonna be heavy considering that 1/4 inch plate weighs 320 pounds per sheet and I have used 2 full sheets, not coulting the angle and expanded metal on the racks.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow, it's really coming along nicely!
  5. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    man that's nice. I need a shop like that. 
  6. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    That is going to be a sweet smoker.
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gonna be a great smoker

    The weight adds up quick.

    I used 2 sheets of ¼" on my build also, man that stuff is heavy!
  8. Looks great, nice work! The axle looks like it could be a little too forward in the weight distribution. Maybe it's just the angle of the photo.
  9. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    The axle is to far foward so when I change the springs I am going to move it back. The trailer was a freebie so I will make it work somehow. Have any of you ever put a charcoal tray above your RF plate to cook steaks and burgers or any of that other stuff we grill? Thats what I am planning on doing if I have room in the tank.
  10. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      I can bring temps up as high as I need, I've even toasted garlic bread in mine.

    No need for the charcoal tray [​IMG]
  12. nick344

    nick344 Newbie

    Looking good. Where did you source your 1/4in plate? I'm to the east of you in Athens. A few places I checked wanted a arm and a leg.
  13. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    Well I cant really share where  I got it, lets just say a good friend really helped me out. I will be on the look out for you though. Have you checked any of the scrap yards?
  14. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    How much plate are you thinking that you need? There is a guy on Ripley road that has some stuff not sure of the 1/4" but he has alot of useful stuff laying around that you might use. Cant think of his name but just look for the big red barn, all the stuff behind it is for sale.
  15. Good looking build jg. I've used a couple of sheets of 1/4" and it does add up. Looks like you have it under control. Nice inside work area.
  16. nick344

    nick344 Newbie

    Thanks. I have not tried scrapyards yet. I was going to call around today. I figure that I am going to need somewhere around a sheet. I have a 100 gal tank so the firebox should not have to be that large. I will have to recalculate the size of it. I will have to check with the guy on ripely road
  17. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    Geting a little more done today. Started my RF baffle.[​IMG]
  18. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter


    Came up a little short on my RF baffle, guess i wil have to go get some more tomorrow and get this finished up. Man these are som long welds!
  19. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    I called the guy that got my plate for me today and he is going to look and see if he has any more.

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