Vertical Propane Smoker Rebuild

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by haus of smoke, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Howdy,

    I am new here and really enjoying it. There is a ton of helpful stuff on here! Just amazing.

    In the process of rebuilding my 6' tall vertical smoker that has served faithfully for over 14 years. I am compacting the burner|smoke box|water tray assembly to accommodate two more racks. Had a new burner built, thought y'all might enjoy seeing it. The burner will be removable so I can smoke with wood if need be (competition)


  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking burner............[​IMG]
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow.  I like the flamage!!
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great from here too! Nice...
  5. smokinal

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

    Great start!
  6. My 14 yr old son is knocking out the design of the new waterpan. There will be a drain, of course, he just can't figure out how to render it. 

  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great start... Love that burner
  8. I could use a burner like that. Where can I get one
  9. Jim at Tejas Smokers made it for me - I just sent him a sketch with the outside measurements. You can also buy that monster venturi from them separately. It burns just as evenly with a tiny flame too. Spreading the heat out over a wider area simply creates a wider column of moving air and eliminates the hot spots.

    Sometimes when I would kick up the heat a bit for finish roasting with my smaller cast iron burner, the heat would find and follow the path of least resistance though the stack of chickens (usually) and overcook a few birds. 

    They can also add an angle iron cradle with legs that the pipe burner lay in and they can weld on a grease shield that helps keep the holes from getting clogged.   

    "Custom Pipe Burners"
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nicve concept. It's all good my friend.
  11. [​IMG]

    Cooking grates are finished!! 17.25" x 23.5" and heavy duty - should last a lifetime. My old grates/racks/trays were mostly from old ovens. These new ones will fit 8 birds instead of 6.

  12. Cooking grates are finished!! 17.25" x 23.5" and heavy duty - should last a lifetime. My old grates were mostly out of old ovens.

    These new ones will fit 8 birds on a rack instead of 6. New build will have 7 grates instead of 5. (56 chickens vs. 30 before)



  13. Adding a curved roof to my smoker. The roof will extend like a visor and allow me fetch things out of the smoker in the rain or snow.

  14. I'm really interested in seeing how this turns out. Please keep the pics/info coming. Looks tough so far.
  15. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks great.Nice skills.[​IMG]
  16. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    very nice start
  17. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Nice project.
  18. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    What psi is the regulator for the burner?
  19. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  looking great cant wait to see it in action!

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