"little Beef" New Build Reverse Flow Smoker

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by unclebeef, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    o.k.i've got a new build going. this is going to be a smoker sized for everyday use.the tank i scored had been in a fire and was totally clean inside and out.this saved alot of time in prep work.here are some pics of the first day's work.i'm going to use the extra part of the tank for the firebox.hope you enjoy as much as i do!
  2. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love the name.Looks great so far.You certainly have skills for producing awesome smokers.

    I have a lump maker in the works and then i am building a cold smoker for sausage and peppers.[​IMG]
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that's a good piece to start a build with..."heat treated" to the point of melting the aluminum liquid level tank gauge flange out...that'll do! No worries of propane in the pores of the metal at that point, either.

    I'll watch to see the work of art you turn it into [​IMG]

  4. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang, unclebeef-looking forward to this build.

    Couple of ? for ya-
    1) What was the original size of the tank before you cut it up?
    2) What are the dimentions of the cooking chamber?

    Knowing your fabracating skills, this should be a quick build.
  5. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    Unclebeef-- I have built cookers and smokers for a lot of years now and I have seen some of yours on the forum. Nice work..
    I just gave a double cooker to a fellow worker just to get it outta the yard. It was on a trailer and ready to go but every time I mowed the yard I had to move the thing. [​IMG] It is only wife and myself now and my three Rotts..[younguns] So I built the last offset out of a stationary lp tank
    like yer useing and it works great. We seldom have visitors and that is the way we like it. So this smoker is PLENTY big. Keep them pictures
    comin' Hemi..
  6. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    thanks alx, got any pics on here of your build?

    forluvofsmoke, yeah it must have been pretty hot!

    dutch, the tank started out @ 63.5'' long and a 20'' dia. and 3/16'' shell thickness.the smoke chamber will be 40'' long end to end with a 24'' door opening. i'm hoping to get the cooking grate 19.5''x34'' or so.

    hemi, yeah i think the little smoker will see plenty of use.i'll reserve the big one for the BIG parties.
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Unclebeef, looks like you are on your way to having a nice smoker. Looking forward to more pics.
  8. jjmrascal

    jjmrascal Smoke Blower

    Uncle Beef's at it again! Your last build has become something of a cult classic on SMF. Looking forward to it.
  9. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    U.B. It looks great so far. I need to save up and get a plasma cutter, arc welder, etc....haha

    Can't wait to see the build pictures on this one.

  10. tsywake

    tsywake Fire Starter

    Great looking build so far. I too need to get a plasma cutter. My grinder is childsplay compared to the work you guys do with the cutters.
  11. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    updated progress pics!!! first i capped up the firebox, then cut the front door out,then the damper.joined the two and welded them together now it's time for the reverse flow plate and stack....more to come!


  12. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It is starting to take shape and looking good...[​IMG]

    PS: one of your links needs editing to show up...
  13. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

  14. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure is lookin' purty already...

    I haven't had stock that thick to weld for awhile...did a design/fab/lathe/mill job @ work back in '98 out of 10" Sch. 160 pipe and caps (1-1/4" wall thickness)...fun build anyway.

    Keep it coming, UB, she's a beaut!!!

  15. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good so far.
  16. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am patiently watching...I will be making a reverse flow in college this year....I'm sure I will need to "borrow" some of your ideas if u don't mind! keep up the awesome work
  17. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice tank you got going, keep up the good work!

    Also like your pictures on your shop's wall in the background [​IMG]
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a good new build you have there uncle beef. So far so good. cann't wait for more pics.
  19. unclebeef

    unclebeef Fire Starter

    o.k had some more time on my hands today, so here are more progress pics. this is definetly a budget build so far by using up scrap and oddball pieces.i'll have more money for wood and meat.[​IMG]
  20. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking PDG Unc..

    What is the stack made of, looks like triple wall stove pipe...

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