Hey everyone, new to the forum lots of great info in here. Anyway since I've found the calculator for detailing how to build a working reverse flow smoker I thought I'd post the build & details up on here as well.
This will be my 4th attempt, my previous 3 were of crappy design, while they worked/work, I want it to be even better, and also to look a bit better too.
The catch to my build is that I need/want something with burners in it. This is because I do not have room for a separate gas grill but still want the ability for a quick grill,, and plus there are some things I like to cook at higher heats than what the smoker can do.
My starting point is a 60" long x 20" OD vehicle propane tank. I've ran some numbers through the calculator, but they are not exact until I figure out the tank thickness, once I know that I'll toss everything up (will be starting this weekend). In short, I'm using the tank for both the cc & the FB, the CC will be in the 44-46" long range, I'll cut the rest off and use it for the FB, I'll seal up the ends with some 3/16 plate. Then cut the openings & reverse flow plate per the calculations with a single grill surface up top, I may do a second, we shall see.
The propane burners, this is where I have got started. I found a couple tutorials online and built one the other day. Ended being very simple, here's a video of my first attempt of turning it on:
I'll post the main how to link later. I've fined tuned the burned so the flame is just perfect since the above video, which gives me the template to build three more. The plan for the burners is to have 4 in total, running 2 side by side on one half, and 2 side by side on the other half with the controls at the center of the CC, burners will be 20" long, 2 rows (90* of seperation) of 3/32 holes spaced 10mm apart