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New to the Forum but big fan of eat'n smoked foods

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Hi there I am new here but have had a bradley smoker for about 5 years.  I have smoked duck, salmon, elk, deer and domestic animals.  Favorite smoke for the most part is mesquite and then any combination of the same.  I have retired from the airlines and use my smoker as often as I can.


I have purchased a propane vessel that I want to convert to a smoker for a hobby not a job.  The propane tank is 3.5' X 7


' and had been previously a smoker.  I don't think the previous version worked to good since it was in an auction and it was full of ____.  The racks were not removable and thus very hard to clean, thus I had the racks removed and will install my own.  I was wondering if any one has used grocery cart metal for their racks and if there are any cautions about their use?  The previous fire box was a smaller propane tank with it's end cut off and welded to the end about 1/2 ways up.  I don't like this design because it takes alot of fire to heat all the way through to the stack on the other end.  I propose a fire box underneath with it's length almost the entire length so I can have heat to the whole tank.  Am I correct?  This tank is not on wheels Yet so it is not portable.  Very heavy tank.  it is made of 1/2 steel.  Any ideas I would sure appreciate the help.I   I decided to add this photo after all so you have a visual of what I have to work with.  Thanks hope to hear some suggestions.

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Pop over to the Builds section and ask them about the cart metals.  I bet ya someone can give you an answer!


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


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I will take a look at the rules and regs for I am one that has skipped that section being all excited about getting some info on the smoker I would like to make thanks.

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Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


Good luck with your build project!  You can browse or post over in the Builds Forum for lots of great tips/ideas for getting that build just right.


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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
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