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post #1 of 8
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Not long ago I purchased this 250 gallon propane tank. Needing some advice, ideas, etc on what to do with it. The obvious first answer would be to make a reverse flow smoker. But I grew up around old cinder block or metal direct hear pits and that's what I'd rather do. Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 8

So do you want a BBQ pit or smoker?

post #3 of 8
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I guess the real question is which one turns out better bbq?
Edited by gocatsbbn - 5/11/16 at 1:00pm
post #4 of 8

i vote PIT

post #5 of 8
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I guess the real question is which one turns out better bbq?

If your asking for someone to tell you what they prefer, I like my smokers. This is your pit build it for what you want even if it takes some time getting everything correctly, your gonna spend the time working on it might as well be happy with it.

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Not long ago I purchased this 250 gallon propane tank. Needing some advice, ideas, etc on what to do with it. The obvious first answer would be to make a reverse flow smoker. But I grew up around old cinder block or metal direct hear pits and that's what I'd rather do. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Why not have both?

 

You can't haul your cinder block pits around with you and the tank is already on a trailer..so it's like halfway to being a trailer mounted reverse flow smoker already. 

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I guess the real question is which one turns out better bbq?

The person running the rig determines the quality of the BBQ.

 

My smoker works more like a cinder block pit although I never thought of it like before. Fires in one end of the tank and flows through.

post #8 of 8
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To me a direct low heat pit has a different flavor than a reverse flow smoker. But I could be crazy. I'm really just trying to decide if I want to put all the work into a reverse flow type or just make a plate to separate the top and bottom half of the tank and make just a big holland grill basically.
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