I introduced myself on the roll call page a couple weeks ago. I posted some pictures of the smoker I am building. I have never Smoked/bbq'd meat. (I grill all the time) I figured if I wanted to enjoy brisket, I'd better build a smoker. All the parts and pieces I've picked up from scrapyards and junk piles to make this smoker. The 80 gal propane tank was the first find. I work at an Automotive wrecking yard. An ex coworker of mine bought it many years ago and left it in the holding yard, I tracked him down and picked it up for next to nothing. The exception to my junk yard purchases are the pneumatic tires. The project so far is a little more than 3 weeks old. Hope you enjoy the photos.
80 Gallon propane tank
cut 2 feet off the end
reattached the domed cap
built legs, I thought I wanted it taller...I'm a tall guy, but after I got it on all 4's it was awkward.
I shortened the legs then moved them out another 4", Marked the CC opening
Fabbed up a CC seal
I'm using the the section of tank I cut out as my fire box
Cut my football shape and slid the firebox in to position
I'll add more photos as it progresses.