60 Gal Back Yard Smoker

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by randya, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Wanted to share a back yard smoker/grill I made for a friend of mine.  He said he was getting tired of buying the smaller smokers only to keep replacing them.  I've been wanting to make a smaller back yard type and put this one together for him. 

    Used a 60 Gal Pig Tank and cut down a 40 gal for the fire box. 

    Made the cart out of 4”x4” tube with 8” solid rubber for the back tires and 4” swivel for the front. 

    Used the calculator for the design and when I did the burn all was excellent on controlling the temperature.

    He is moving so it will be a few weeks before he makes the maiden smoke off.

    Hope you like it.

    Tanks used for build (cut down the one used for fire box): 

    Built cart to mount smoker.

    Air Inlet and used same on fire box.

    Clean out and ame type on fire box.

    Mounted fire box and side view.

    Front handle and shelf.

    Inside smoker rack.

    Completed Project!
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    That is very nice, you do great work and this should give your friend many years of fine smoking service !!!
  3. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    great job! i like the idea of the expanded metal covering the baffle plate gap. is that removable?
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW, nice job on that! [​IMG]

  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful job on that ![​IMG]

    Thanks for  showing,

  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes I agree with everyone here and you and your buddy did a great job on this smoker. I know he will have years of smoking to look forward to with this one for sure.[​IMG]
  7. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    No it's not removable, but it's just tack welded and will be easy to remove or replace it one wants to.

    Thanks for viewing!
  8. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    What a nice build.  Great job.
  9. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job!!!!!!!!!!
  10. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very impressive, thanks for sharing
  11. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Build! I really like the looks.
  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Nice work, that thing must weigh a ton, its gonna last a long time
  13. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Very well done!!!!    [​IMG]

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