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Just a bit of an intro,sorry in advance if this ends up long.I am under taking a project which is what prompted me to join here. I've read here for a couple years on and off, I've had a brinkman home depot offset smoker that I gave away when I moved from Florida to Georgia last year. most recently I've been cooking in a small Brinkman cabinet and my neighbors offset. Well now his firebox rotted off0831141418a_zpsaodso9br.jpg and the bottom rotted out of my cabinet.
With modest cookers I'm happy with the que I've put out.

post #2 of 6
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I got a tank someone made into a big grill and a trailer to work with.
Edited by dannyp - 8/31/14 at 12:27pm
post #3 of 6
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What I guess I don't understand is the measurements. I'm not sure how many gallons the tank is. I measured inside end to end in the caps it's 5' 7.5" tip to tip. I used a string to measure around the inside and it's 6' which I think is radius but could be circumference,and is 52" weld to weld. I think I need a 2'x2'x2' firebox and a 6"x24" exhaust but I'm not sure. I really appreciate any input,I don't like to do things wrong.
Edited by dannyp - 8/31/14 at 12:31pm
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I have to replace 8"x4' of the bottom0831141419a_zpsdc8yp6gs.jpg
But after that the plan is to turn it and have the cc facing the rear with a reverse flow plate centered firebox and stack.Its my first welding since high school but I'm excited to get started,I just need an extension cord for the welder, I have an older miller thunderbolt and the only plug I can use is the stove so I should have that next week sometime, the whole thing will probobly take me a month or 2 but I can't wait to use this barn full of pecan I've been collecting0831141420_zpsjuctupdu.jpg
post #5 of 6

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

post #6 of 6

Hello and good evening from East Texas, welcome to the forum. Lots of great information and real good people here.   Keep us posted like smoker builds or re-builds


Gary S

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