150 gallon smoker build

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by billitronix, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. billitronix

    billitronix Newbie

    I've had this tank for a while and decided to build a smoker just not sure to make a direct flow or a reverse flow. What are the pros and cons. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. billitronix

    billitronix Newbie

    Door already cut out!
     
  3. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

  4. billitronix

    billitronix Newbie

    What gauge steel should I use for the fire box?
     
  5. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    1/4" is a good standard, it's a rough life inside a firebox and it can rust out if you don't take good care of it. Depends on what you have access to and if you can get more. If you can only get 1/8 and don't mind replacing it every so often, it's not a problem, its just that it will tend to warp with the heat when you get it rolling.
     
  6. billitronix

    billitronix Newbie

    Would 1/8 sheet be sufficient for the rf plate?
     
  7. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    The RF plate should also be as thick as you can get it, it provides a thermal mass that keeps the temperatures steady. I wouldn't go less than 3/16. Mine is 3/8.....
     
  8. billitronix

    billitronix Newbie

    One thing I have noticed is that there is rust inside of the tank. What can I use to remove it? I've already hit it with a wire wheel and there is a little left in the tank.
     

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