Stainless Steel Smoker Plans

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by newbsmoker, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. newbsmoker

    newbsmoker Newbie

    I have been spending the last several years learning the trade of smoking from a cousin that had a big commerical smoker.  The only problem is now I would like to get into competition bbq.  The smoker I was using I am not able to use because of propane and electric.  Which leads me to this.  I want to build a smoker, but I would love to have one made out of stainless steel.  I found one online several months back that was insulated and homemade that I truly liked.  Can someone help me out on where to find some plans on building one?  I would like one big enough for about 4-6 butts and about 6-10 racks of ribs.  PLEASE HELP!!
  2. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Was it a horizontal reverse flow? Or was it a vertical box similar to what a small to med size frig looks like. 

    If its the first then there is an awesome build on this site, its an all stainless unit but I think its bigger then you want.

    If its the second, you have a couple choices to think about.

    There is two major choices, a backwoods style which has the coals right below the cook area.

    Then there is the stumps style which uses a charcoal chute, similar to the way an automatic dog feeder works.

    I'm gonna take a guess that you were using a Southern Pride smoker based on that you said propane and electric.

                   A very awesome smoker I may add.

    For comps you can use electric for anything but the heat source.

    And you can use propane to light your coals, such as a burner and coal starter.Or a weed burner. So long as you aren't using it as the heat source.

    If you can't find much info on the stumps, shoot me a PM and I will get ya a link or two.
  3. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Their is a nice backwoods clone thread on her that very informative with cad drawings and pictures of the build.[​IMG]
  4. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    First of all welcome to the forum, head on over to roll call and introduce yourself.  Secondly, how many $1700 barrels have you sold so far?  Seems just a bit high for a barrel, even a stainless one.

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