propane tank smoker we built

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by welder, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    ugly smoker looks like a giant bug

    fire box and cooking chamber

    fire box

    cooking chamber

    smoker by the creek

    hickory for wedding Sat.
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    heheh.........good name for it........Bug.........

    i take it thats a reverse flow smoker?
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks a bit like one them there 60's rocket enignes I've seen on the tv! Looks like you live in a cool place dude! Nice back yard, I'm jealous!
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' forward to siome Q View on that puppy.
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cool the name too..............
  6. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    That thing looks great. As long as you are calling it the bug might as well weld some antenna on there and maybe curve the legs a little. It would look even better painted black like that.
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like it, very unique !!!

    I agree with making additions to make it a bug a painting it. After that within a year it will be very authentic.
  8. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    Didn't have time to paint it today. Going to paint it black or let my nephew paint I'm giving it to him . I think I'll have to do some work on it it dont seem to heat very well.
  9. neens

    neens Smoke Blower

    Granted I am far from an expert but might it be because your fire box and grilling surface are at even heights? Every offset smoker I have seen has the fire box lower and the hole for heat transfer near the top of the box not in the middle. Your damper on the fire box also looks mighty small maybe that could be blocking too much air. Again I really have no idea what I am talking about seeing as I have never built a smoker before just making observations.
  10. Now that's creative! I think it's great! That's alot of good lookin equipment you got there!
  11. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice, looks aren't everything.
  12. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree, you should have place the firebox lower. Also, the exhaust stack should be on the opposite end of the firebox, coming out of the end, just below the cooking grate.
  13. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Being in Kentucky, reminds me of some stills I've seen.

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