Complete newbie to building a smoker. I researched many sites and I love your design and build pics - Thank You for those.
For my 1st smoker ever I am using the same tank as you - used heating oil 275 gallon. I am going with a simple static setup for my backyard with a wood stove as the firebox (inspired by this commercial smoke - joint smoker in Vermont).
The only things I am doing different than this pic:
- I am going upright like yours (saves space is main reason - no technical reason).
- Smoke in / Smoke out will be on opposite sides of the tank under the grate instead of center stacks like your pic for Smoke out.
Question: How did you prep the tank for cutting with the saws-all? I made my 1st cut using a very extensive method to eliminate the fire triangle, But want feedback on using a saws-all to do the remaining cuts.