Finally got to season my homebuilt

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by t-bone tim, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well ...I found this forum after seeing someone build a smoker from a trashcan and an electric burner....and being in the meat business and doing pretty much everything with meat except smoking it I set out to build me a trashcan smoker !

    Upon finding this site and researching a bit ...I figured I should not use a trashcan ( at least not a galvanized one ) for a smoker......so I thought it would be neat to build one from an old propane tank....

    It took awhile....needed to find materials ( and the Mrs. bought me an electric for my B.day ) ....

    anyways...I finally completed the build except the paint is not complete ...I used a 200 # propane tank ( 22 " in diameter )which was de-valved , I built the smoker outta my head ,thru this forum ,using a mini grinder and a mig welder ( a welder I am not ) but I managed ...

    ...I had the tank sandblasted ( inside n out ) to get rid of the old paint and nasties ...made up some grates...a stack and draft ,added a temp thermometer,some paint and mounted it on an old grill frame and walla ,,,my own homebuilt was born....

    the first pic is at the begining....rough tank with door ..then painted with the stack and then with the cover on the stack and then the thin blue created with chunks of maple and a bit of hickory chips ( my favorite )....next pics will have some meat included...

    I love this site ....without it and it's members I would not have done this ...thanks all ....Tim.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For a guy who has not done much fabrication you did a great job.
    Smoke up some goodies and let us see how the ol' gas bottle does. [​IMG]
     
  3. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good so far, now let's see some "Q".
     
  4. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That looks great. I wish I had the talent (and the ambition) to do something like that. Good luck.
     
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yeah tb.. the foood is a WHERE ??? - jk- nutin' but bbq luv brah
     
  6. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    That looks like it came out great T-Bone. I'll be looking forward to the action shots.
     
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool!! Now put some meat in it!!! (drools in anticipation)

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  8. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job Tim now smoke on brother smoke on.[​IMG]
     
  9. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cool looking smoker.. Whats the inside look like? How did you set up the grates?
     
  10. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Seaham...I used some 3 inch stove bolts spaced 5 inches apart between the grates , 1 bolt for each corner of the racks ...and a round tray I found for the bottom will serve as a heat shield and water pan...here's a pic ...
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  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job TB! [​IMG]
     
  12. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    very nice job t-bone now time to season them racks with the meat of your choice, of course, wildcat
     
  13. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

    Great job T-Bone, now I have something else I can build.[​IMG]
     
  14. dbeast420

    dbeast420 Fire Starter

    That's a pretty sharp looking smoker ya did for ya' self.

    Hows about a little Q **** now [​IMG]
     

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