500 gallon build.lp tank

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by barrelcooker, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower


    Yep looking for a welder that will "get the job done"
    And dementions for my fb. Was thinking cylinder 30x30. Insulated?
     
  2. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    Got this tank for 100$ and I love to cook and sell BBQ on the side. It's 500 gallon I have another 500gallon tank and was wondering if I should use that for my fb. Just cut it down and weld it.
    I'm thinking duel 6 inch stacks will work just fine at grate level.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
  3. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

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  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A single 10" stack about 35" above the CC will work well...

    I'm a fan of rectangular fire boxes...  easier fit up... easier doors...  easier air inlets...  easier ash dumps...  and the RF is lower in the CC for more grate area....

    Stack ideas....

     
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  5. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    I have a pipe 6 1/2 inch diameter about 5 feet long exactly . Would 2 smoke stack work of this size.
     
  6. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    O
     
  7. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    I'm curious too!
     
  8. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    This will be an offset smoker. I need to find what my fb will be made out of. I have 4 ideas. A 120gallon ish fuel oil tank 44x 27 oval . A 85 gallon water pressure tank 44x 27tank 1/8th inch . A 500 gallon lp tank cut down to size for the firebox 37x36 . Or make one out of 1/4 inch steel 36x36x36... on another note will a singe 6.5 inch smoke stack work.
     
  9. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    Been a while since i posted. So i picked up a lincoln welder. And started on my smoker.... first was to cut the doors out the first do
    or was cut with an angle grinder. And finished with a sawzall.
    I made the handles and hinges for it from 1/2" bar stock.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
  10. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    I cut the doors out they might be a little heavy.
     
  11. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    I figured i would need some counterweights. door stoppers
     
  12. ahumadora

    ahumadora Smoking Fanatic

    I am starting a 500 Gallon as well.

    I cut the doors 225mm from 12 o'clock and 75mm below 3 o'clock to lower the door weight and get 3 racks in there.

    1/2" bar stock maybe a little on the weak side and constantly beend out of alignment with a door of that weight.

    my 2 pesos

     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  13. I used 1/2 of a 250 gallon tank for my firebox on my 500 gallon tank build. I did insulate it.


    Are you going to use a water pan?
    I made my water pan so it can be filled from the outside so you can fill it easily while cooking.

     
  14. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Looking good! Awesome innovation for filling the water pan!
     
  15. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    My only concern is how big my fb will be its a 24 inch tank about 4 feet long.
     
  16. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    R
     
  17. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    this is a really neat idea
     
  18. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    I had an idea on gravity feeding water in like a cats water feeder.
     
  19. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    Any ideas on a water greese catching system for offset smokers.
     
  20. You could turn your reverse flow plate into a water pan/ grease cather. That's how my smoker works. Be warned it sucks cleaning it out I put my sludge in old bottles and take to a recycle plant monthly
     

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