Building a smoker

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bigtex1118, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. bigtex1118

    bigtex1118 Newbie

    How much do you think it will cost to build a smoker on a trailer? I can get a 500 gallon propane tank for $125. Is it cheaper to built your own trailer or to find a new or used one? Went to my first BBQ competition in Terrell, Texas and it was awesome. I saw some awesome rigs. Also, what is your recommendation for using a propane tank? thanks
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I want to back up T-Hunter on that. Fill with water for safety. Cut with a cutting wheel in a grinder like the OCC boys cut everthing. Old trailers are around start hunting down alleys and on outskirts of town. Maybe go by the junker guys place. Every town has that guy. 12 pack of suds might buy it. Good luck.

  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    you can also fill with a inert gas.......mossy mo has a link on it round here somewhere........its cheap enuff
  4. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wanted to add one more place to look for a tank. If you have a air compressor manufacturer somewhere near by check there. My brother in law sells compressors so I found one thru him.

  5. bigtex1118

    bigtex1118 Newbie

    What does the bleach and water help with? thanks for your help.
  6. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The solution changes the smelly chemical thats in the tank to make propane smell---I hear it will turn orange in color when you drain it, but basically gets rid of that stuff that smells.

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