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500 gallon reverse flow build

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Hello all,

 

Some of you may remember my 100 gallon build here:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/121415/my-100-gallon-reverse-flow-build

 

     I'm helping with a new build for our church.  We are trying to build it on the cheap, so it probably won't turn out quite as nice as mine, but it should be able to cook for a lot of people.  We are starting with a 500 gallon water tank for the smoker.  It's not ideal as it is not extremely heavy wall thickness, but I'll try to add some thermal mass with the reverse flow pan.  We are going to use some fuel oil drums for a warming oven and for some open pit grills on the front of the trailer. 

     Here's some preliminary design shots of it:

 

Dave,

   I could use some help with the calculations if you got some time

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Boom


Edited by boomhower - 3/18/15 at 10:20am
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http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/172425/standard-reverse-flow-smoker-calculator-by-daveomak-and-others-ready-to-use-rev-4#post_1264161
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Here's the tank and donor trailer....

 

 

 

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Ahhh,  thanks Dave.  That calculator has the recommended hole size for the upper firebox air intake.  The one I had used before didn't have it and that's what I was wanting your help with.

 

Thanks again.

Boom

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If you were using Feldon's, strictly use the one I linked to....
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Well, it isn't completely done, but we can smoke with it. Not much of a build thread, but at least you can see the mostly finished product.
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Another pic... lots of rack space...
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It looks surprisingly good!

Just don't tell anyone else that it was thrown together from odds and ends and they will never know the difference.

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Pic from this weekend. 26 pork loins. Raised a little over $1000 for shoes for needy school kids!
Edited by boomhower - 9/22/15 at 10:37am
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That looks fantastic! I was looking at your last build and was really impressed! Just curious, how are the ax handle doors holding up? I saw a similar photo online and loved the idea. Any problems?

Great work...you definitely have skills!!!
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