starting new rf build soon

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by rollin smoke, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Getting this 80 gal tank Wednesday. Thinking about putting a vertical cabinet over the fire box for grilling purposes.
    Gonna be using this air tank for the firebox. putting it on a trailer large enough that I can put my UDS on it too. and still have some room for wood and other things. Gonna be a long build but it will be worth it!
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ricky, morning....  Multi use/purpose smokers sometimes don't do both things well....  Think about sticking with building a great smoker that works better than sliced bread...   Just my thoughts.....  Dave
  3. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. I think i already crossed out the built in grill idea...going to have room on the trailer to fit a small grill so I'm keeping it simple. Harbor freight has a trailer for $180 that would work great. Going to take a while to build since i plan to do it as cheap as possible. But I'm pretty good at obtaining free stuff.
  5. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I built a 120 gal on a Harbor freight trailer (small one) it worked well, but had to redo the tongue because it was to short. I would look at trying to find a used trailer that would fit you build. Keep us posted on your build.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  6. I built a grill on HBs small trailer, the one your talking about and a smoker on their largest trailer. It actually took 2 HB trailers for the smoker.

    My point is I'm starting on another smoker and found a tandem axle trailer on Craig's list for $150. Just about any trailer will surpass HBs little trailer in carrying capacity. You can save money and get more trailer. Just a thought if you haven't already bought one from HB.
  7. I have not bought anything yet. the tank actually is not that heavy really its probably around 80 pounds. I'm going to shop around on Craigslist and places like that before I actually go out and buy something brand new. these longshoreman out here always have something they want to give away!
  8. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Free stuff is a good thing........ I have found that some times you can buy a boat and trailer for cheap and trash the boat....
  9. I know a couple off people that have ALOT of metal laying around in they're backyards also probably a axle or two I'm sure so...if it comes down to it I could always build one. Where there's a will there's a way! Might take a while but its gonna happen!
  10. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I feel ya! I have a trailer that I have stripped down and been sandblasting it. I have a tank. But no money for the plate and other things for the build. Was not stressing over the build, then about a month ago I was cleaning out my cheap smoker I have and saw the ground through the cook chamber...... So now I have to replace my porch smoker before I can get going again on the trailer rig....... Oh and I am supposed to do my first comp on Feb I am having to change focus a bit...... Stay the path and it will happen, just be ready for anything...
  11. What competition are you doing? Pigfest in Fl?
  12. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was asked by a friend to do one that their church hosts in Orlando. If I can't get something started soon I will have to pass. I want a week or two in order to fine tune and learn the smoker. Don't want to go into it blind. I could figure it out on the fly, but don't really want to...
  13. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  14. Well, if your RF isn't can always pull up with your MES and kill it! From what I hear they're really good smokers. All I have is a UDS...but I've seen them take prizes!
  15. I've always wanted to try one but never have. Nothing ever comes here around savannah like that.
  16. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well plan B is to take my father-in laws smoker like mine. The MES is at work and don't think I will be using it....... My job is worth more than the smoker and comp......

    Worse case the wife and I go and support and check it out......
  17. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So I have to amend my plans for the Comp in Feb. I was invited to be a judge for it. Since I am having issues with my smoker and I was stressing over having one. I have accepted to judge. So now I can focus on the build and doing it right from the start. So it would appear i am on the slow and steady path as well now.... I like that path....
  18. I agree

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