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Finally Got my 500 Gallon

Meat&Smoke

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Hello Everyone,
Brand spanking new to the site but have been a longtime admirer for YEARS, started my journey on a crappy Charbroil offset 10 years ago and have been in love with BBQ ever since. Came to this site for different mods and such, since then I have been patiently planning and working towards building a 500 gallon offset on a trailer. I kind of fell out of touch with it a little over a year ago and my wife surprised me with a 500 gallon tank for my birthday last year (Flame Reignited!!!) Juices started flowing, I purchased plans from smokerbuilder.com and started searching for a welder to get it going. Fast forward 8 months and found the welder, and the trailer and TWO DAYS from now I will be towing it home and burning it out!! I have a ton of pictures that I will try to upload for everyone to see. I figure after the burn out I have a good amount of Beef Tallow that I plan on seasoning the entire thing with. Thanks for having me and Im looking forward to doing a ton of post.
 

sawhorseray

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Wow, welcome from Gilbert, AZ! That's one big ass smoker, can't wait to see some of your cooks, you should be smoking for quite a crowd! RAY
 

smokin peachey

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Welcome to SMF. I look forward to seeing some pics of your smoker and the Qview.
 

Meat&Smoke

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Welcome to SMF. I look forward to seeing some pics of your smoker and the Qview.
Welcome to SMF. I look forward to seeing some pics of your smoker and the Qview.
Welcome to SMF. I look forward to seeing some pics of your smoker and the Qview.
Wow, welcome from Gilbert, AZ! That's one big ass smoker, can't wait to see some of your cooks, you should be smoking for quite a crowd! RAY
Cant wait to get started, Thanks for the welcome
 

Meat&Smoke

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What are your plans for the outside? My buddy just got done building one and did the high-heat paint on it. You going to cater and do events?
I think Im keeping it al natural, going to coat the whole thing with beef tallow and see its true colors shine through. Going to learn the smoker first then maybe start some side catering gigs.
 

JC in GB

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Wow, great build. Points to you for sure. I am in the planning stages of building 2 - 250 gallon RF smokers.

Looks like some good welding there. You must have a bit of experience.

Looking forward to seeing some food come off that bad boy.

JC :emoji_cat:
 

Meat&Smoke

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Wow, great build. Points to you for sure. I am in the planning stages of building 2 - 250 gallon RF smokers.

Looks like some good welding there. You must have a bit of experience.

Looking forward to seeing some food come off that bad boy.

JC :emoji_cat:
Nope, I just paid a guy that did lol. I CANT WAIT to cook, I have a freezer ready and waiting to be emptied
 

SmokinAl

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That is an amazing smoker!
Really looking forward to seeing it in action!
Al
 

sawhorseray

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Man alive, that's about as beautiful as anything I've ever seen. You must be real proud of that smoker as well you should be, I'll be looking forward to seeing some of your cooks, congrats! RAY
 

JLeonard

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Holy cow! That is a monster of a cooker. You can cook the whole meat case at Kroger with that thing. looking forward to pics of your cooks!
 

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