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My first build

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by coyote1, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Hi all I'm working on my first build my tank is 45.5" long 76" around I got it for $18.50 at work. I'm thinking 24"x24"x24 for my fire box dose this sound about right for the tank and how big should my stack be around it is going to be a RF any help would be nice


    this is what I have got done so far




  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I have never built a smoker but I have built a many things. It sure looks like you are well on your way to a great new smoker. I like it and I can't wait for you to finish so we all can see it smoking meat.
  3. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think a 24x24 firebox would fit nice on the that tank.

    Here is a link for the pit calculator, this will help you out as far as stack size and dia, as well as air inlet openings.

    http://webpages.charter.net/tomchism/BBQ CALC Forms/BBQ Smoker Calculators.htm

    Just select the calc you want to use, circle firebox or square firebox. The rest is just fill in the blanks.

    BTW nice score on the tank, and your build is looking good so far.
  4. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    COOL.looks alot like my build,similar tank and rack set up.a firebox that big should have no problem keeping the smoke flowing.my firebox is 18.5 square.cant wait to see it going bro congrats
  5. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Lookin' good. Can't wait to see ya put it to work.[​IMG]
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great build.  Looking good. Please post more pics.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That looks like it will be a great smoker when you are done - be sure to keep us updated
  8. sorry it has taken me so long to update this I was planing to make the fire box 24x24x24 but my cash flow dried up so I had to make do

    my friend gave me this home made grill to see if I could use it as my fb



    the bottom was rusted out so I cut the middle out and welded it back together it was to long any way I made a tube to go between fb and the smoker

    so it would be easier to cut of later


    I decided to change the lid a bit


    my welds aren't pretty but they work

    did a burn on the tank


    putting a season on it before I put the RF plate


    started the RF plate



    forgot to take more pic. needed to get it home so I could  do some test smokes on it before I do a 20# turkey next weekend this will be it's new home


    still got a lot of work to do on it got a lot of air leaks  to fix
  9. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looks good Brad!
  10. here is what is going in for the first smoke bb and a 3# bl picnic for pp and some pork grillers


    2 hours in


    ribs are done



    pp in a bit
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good. :grilling_smilie:
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  13. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice lookin ribs, I bet they were tastey.
  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice smoker and great food you must be happy.
  15. it was late last night when I got done with the pp so here it is going to eat it to night


    and the bear view

  16. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

    Looks nice!  How was the PP?
  17. pp was great we ate on it for 2 days and froze some for later
  18. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking ribs & PP!

    Great job with the build too!
  19. thank you Al & HD and every one doing the big turkey smoke for work today
  20. Nice work on the smoker. Sealing those gaps in the firebox will help you out a lot.

    As far as the food pics, I licked my monitor ;)