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Finally got to season my homebuilt

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well ...I found this forum after seeing someone build a smoker from a trashcan and an electric burner....and being in the meat business and doing pretty much everything with meat except smoking it I set out to build me a trashcan smoker !

Upon finding this site and researching a bit ...I figured I should not use a trashcan ( at least not a galvanized one ) for a smoker......so I thought it would be neat to build one from an old propane tank....

It took awhile....needed to find materials ( and the Mrs. bought me an electric for my B.day ) ....

anyways...I finally completed the build except the paint is not complete ...I used a 200 # propane tank ( 22 " in diameter )which was de-valved , I built the smoker outta my head ,thru this forum ,using a mini grinder and a mig welder ( a welder I am not ) but I managed ...

...I had the tank sandblasted ( inside n out ) to get rid of the old paint and nasties ...made up some grates...a stack and draft ,added a temp thermometer,some paint and mounted it on an old grill frame and walla ,,,my own homebuilt was born....

the first pic is at the begining....rough tank with door ..then painted with the stack and then with the cover on the stack and then the thin blue created with chunks of maple and a bit of hickory chips ( my favorite )....next pics will have some meat included...

I love this site ....without it and it's members I would not have done this ...thanks all ....Tim.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #2 of 14
For a guy who has not done much fabrication you did a great job.
Smoke up some goodies and let us see how the ol' gas bottle does. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 14
Looks good so far, now let's see some "Q".
post #4 of 14
That looks great. I wish I had the talent (and the ambition) to do something like that. Good luck.
post #5 of 14
yeah tb.. the foood is a WHERE ??? - jk- nutin' but bbq luv brah
post #6 of 14
That looks like it came out great T-Bone. I'll be looking forward to the action shots.
post #7 of 14
Cool!! Now put some meat in it!!! (drools in anticipation)

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #8 of 14
Great job Tim now smoke on brother smoke on.
post #9 of 14
Cool looking smoker.. Whats the inside look like? How did you set up the grates?
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Seaham...I used some 3 inch stove bolts spaced 5 inches apart between the grates , 1 bolt for each corner of the racks ...and a round tray I found for the bottom will serve as a heat shield and water pan...here's a pic ...
post #11 of 14
Great job TB! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 14
very nice job t-bone now time to season them racks with the meat of your choice, of course, wildcat
post #13 of 14
Great job T-Bone, now I have something else I can build.icon_lol.gif
post #14 of 14
That's a pretty sharp looking smoker ya did for ya' self.

Hows about a little Q **** now PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif
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