offset smoker build

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    Temp Differences once loaded up with Meat

    Hello y'all I've recently completed my offset build which is pictured below. Today I've loaded it up with a few brisket and I"ve noticed that the temp difference from side to side has increased greatly. It used to be within 5-10 degrees side to side now it's closer to 50 degrees difference...
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    Stainless offset build

    Hey everyone, I'm just starting a Smoker build after coming across some 20" x 3/16" wall 316L stainless pipe at a friends shop. I'm roughly copying the franklin smoker design, with some tweaks to my liking. I know 3/16" is on the thin side for the pipe, but the thermal coefficient of stainless...
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    Smoker Door Sprung

    Hey y'all! I'm finally building my offset smoker but ran into an issue with the door. When cutting out the main door the metal on the tank sprung. See pics Hard to get a fantastic pic of it, but the top bows in the middle. The bottom is bowed out the entire length of the door. The left side...
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    Franklin backyard smoker build

    I’ve started work on a fairly close copy of Aaron Franklin’s backyard smoker. I came to appreciate Franklin’s emphasis on clean smoke through good airflow and fire management after my own frustration trying to smoke on a weber kettle and not getting the results I’ve come to know growing up with...
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    Oil drum smoker help needed

    Hey all. UK bbq here. Now I’ve got myself an oil drum bbq that I used as a smoker over the weekend. Did a cracking ribs recipe which was a winner using “madscientistbbq” YouTube. But I struggled burning a clean fire as there’s not a huge amount of air getting in even though I’ve got a vent...
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    Craftsman RF60 Build

    Hi all welcome to my 60 gallon build. I got this donor tank and I’m looking to build a simple RF smoker for my patio. I aspire to build a bigger cooker, and hoping to learn as much as I can with this build before investing into a bigger tank. I’ll be following the “how to build a reverse flow...
  7. PryorBrosBBQ

    250 gallon RF Offset Smoker build! First post!

    Long time listener, first time caller! This is my first post, look forward to many more! Inherited a smoker from my dad. My rehab has turned into a complete rebuild. Plans so far... 250 gallon RF offset smoker. 1/4" firebox 24"x24"x48" 6"x36" smoke stack! Going to cut tank open this...
  8. MeatPopsicle

    Let the games begin! - 150gal Offset Build

    Started my first offset smoker project this week. It'll have a 150gal cook chamber (85in long - 24in diameter = 35,371cu in), a 26in X 24in X 26in semi insulated firebox (16,224cu in), and planning on having a 6in diameter/40in tall smoke stack (1,131cu in). Learning how to weld/fabricate on...
  9. MeatPopsicle

    Need help reading my tank badge!

    Long-time lurker, first time poster! Y'all have already been a wild amount of help, and I'm hoping you can "officially" help me with a pickle I'm in. I picked up my 150gal tank last week for my first offset build and have some concerning questions about the tank (now that my excitement has...
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