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"little Beef" New Build Reverse Flow Smoker

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
o.k.i've got a new build going. this is going to be a smoker sized for everyday use.the tank i scored had been in a fire and was totally clean inside and out.this saved alot of time in prep work.here are some pics of the first day's work.i'm going to use the extra part of the tank for the firebox.hope you enjoy as much as i do!

post #2 of 37
Love the name.Looks great so far.You certainly have skills for producing awesome smokers.

I have a lump maker in the works and then i am building a cold smoker for sausage and peppers.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 37
Now that's a good piece to start a build with..."heat treated" to the point of melting the aluminum liquid level tank gauge flange out...that'll do! No worries of propane in the pores of the metal at that point, either.

I'll watch to see the work of art you turn it into PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

post #4 of 37
Dang, unclebeef-looking forward to this build.

Couple of ? for ya-
1) What was the original size of the tank before you cut it up?
2) What are the dimentions of the cooking chamber?

Knowing your fabracating skills, this should be a quick build.
post #5 of 37

Works for me.

Unclebeef-- I have built cookers and smokers for a lot of years now and I have seen some of yours on the forum. Nice work..
I just gave a double cooker to a fellow worker just to get it outta the yard. It was on a trailer and ready to go but every time I mowed the yard I had to move the thing. PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif It is only wife and myself now and my three Rotts..[younguns] So I built the last offset out of a stationary lp tank
like yer useing and it works great. We seldom have visitors and that is the way we like it. So this smoker is PLENTY big. Keep them pictures
comin' Hemi..
post #6 of 37
Thread Starter 
thanks alx, got any pics on here of your build?

forluvofsmoke, yeah it must have been pretty hot!

dutch, the tank started out @ 63.5'' long and a 20'' dia. and 3/16'' shell thickness.the smoke chamber will be 40'' long end to end with a 24'' door opening. i'm hoping to get the cooking grate 19.5''x34'' or so.

hemi, yeah i think the little smoker will see plenty of use.i'll reserve the big one for the BIG parties.
post #7 of 37
Unclebeef, looks like you are on your way to having a nice smoker. Looking forward to more pics.
post #8 of 37
Uncle Beef's at it again! Your last build has become something of a cult classic on SMF. Looking forward to it.
post #9 of 37
U.B. It looks great so far. I need to save up and get a plasma cutter, arc welder, etc....haha

Can't wait to see the build pictures on this one.

post #10 of 37
Great looking build so far. I too need to get a plasma cutter. My grinder is childsplay compared to the work you guys do with the cutters.
post #11 of 37
Thread Starter 
updated progress pics!!! first i capped up the firebox, then cut the front door out,then the damper.joined the two and welded them together now it's time for the reverse flow plate and stack....more to come!


post #12 of 37
It is starting to take shape and looking good...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

PS: one of your links needs editing to show up...
post #13 of 37
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post #14 of 37
Sure is lookin' purty already...

I haven't had stock that thick to weld for awhile...did a design/fab/lathe/mill job @ work back in '98 out of 10" Sch. 160 pipe and caps (1-1/4" wall thickness)...fun build anyway.

Keep it coming, UB, she's a beaut!!!

post #15 of 37
Looking good so far.
post #16 of 37
I am patiently watching...I will be making a reverse flow in college this year....I'm sure I will need to "borrow" some of your ideas if u don't mind! keep up the awesome work
post #17 of 37
Very nice tank you got going, keep up the good work!

Also like your pictures on your shop's wall in the background PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #18 of 37
Looks like a good new build you have there uncle beef. So far so good. cann't wait for more pics.
post #19 of 37
Thread Starter 
o.k had some more time on my hands today, so here are more progress pics. this is definetly a budget build so far by using up scrap and oddball pieces.i'll have more money for wood and meat.PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif

post #20 of 37
Looking PDG Unc..

What is the stack made of, looks like triple wall stove pipe...
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