Smokin' John's 500 gal Build

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by smokin john, May 16, 2011.

  1. I am ready to get er done! I have been following many of the builds on this forum and finally I joined. It seems there is a wealth of information and everyone is eager to assist with answers to questions. This is my first reverse flow build and I am trying to search the facts to find the best way to get the results that I want. I have acquired a boat trailer to set the smoker on, a 500 gallon oil drum, and 175 gall drum for the cooker. Today I cut out the door on the 175 and began its burn. I will cut the doors on the 500 gal tomorrow.
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  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a great project Smokin John! Can't wait to see how it turns out. :)
  4. smokinal

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

    Man that thing is gonna be huge!
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  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    can't wait to see this all done[​IMG]
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    I completed this grill last week. It is really a versatile cooker. It has a propane burner on the front and a 55 gallon grill on the rear. 
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    The umbrella came in handy, when it started to rain, last Saturday at our Community Cookout.
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  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    There must be an epidemic sweeping the dash. Can't wait to see what your build turns out like.
  12. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking tank.

    On the rig with the 55 gal drum on the back, it that just a grill for the dogs and burgers?

  13. The 55 gal drum can serve as a grill for hamburgers or other goodies and it can be used as a modified smoker using indirect heat. I made a basket insert out of expanded wire that keeps charcoal or wood in a nice pile so that it is easy to manage and can be positioned anywhere in the tank.
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    I got the doors cut today and will start the burn tomorrow.
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  15. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    That is gonna be a big smoker! Can't wait to see the end result.
  16. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]  Were all gonna be here til the end.
  17. tshews

    tshews Newbie

    Nice looking unit.  I currently have a 275 gallon oil tank that I want to convert into a smoker/cooker.  I like the looks of yours my only question is where is the fire box on the 275 gallon part of the cooker?  Luv the design.  Can't wait to see how the monster turns out.
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is gonna be fun to watch - the other unit came out  very nice
  19. slimtony1974

    slimtony1974 Fire Starter

    Lots of room!!!! More pics!!! Updates????
  20. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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