Vertical Propane Smoker Rebuild

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by haus of smoke, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Howdy,

    I am new here and really enjoying it. There is a ton of helpful stuff on here! Just amazing.

    In the process of rebuilding my 6' tall vertical smoker that has served faithfully for over 14 years. I am compacting the burner|smoke box|water tray assembly to accommodate two more racks. Had a new burner built, thought y'all might enjoy seeing it. The burner will be removable so I can smoke with wood if need be (competition)

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  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking burner............[​IMG]
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow.  I like the flamage!!
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great from here too! Nice...
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great start!
     
  6. My 14 yr old son is knocking out the design of the new waterpan. There will be a drain, of course, he just can't figure out how to render it. 

     
  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great start... Love that burner
     
  8. I could use a burner like that. Where can I get one
     
  9. Jim at Tejas Smokers made it for me - I just sent him a sketch with the outside measurements. You can also buy that monster venturi from them separately. It burns just as evenly with a tiny flame too. Spreading the heat out over a wider area simply creates a wider column of moving air and eliminates the hot spots.

    Sometimes when I would kick up the heat a bit for finish roasting with my smaller cast iron burner, the heat would find and follow the path of least resistance though the stack of chickens (usually) and overcook a few birds. 

    They can also add an angle iron cradle with legs that the pipe burner lay in and they can weld on a grease shield that helps keep the holes from getting clogged.

    http://www.tejassmokers.com/castironburners.htm   

    "Custom Pipe Burners"
     
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nicve concept. It's all good my friend.
     
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    Cooking grates are finished!! 17.25" x 23.5" and heavy duty - should last a lifetime. My old grates/racks/trays were mostly from old ovens. These new ones will fit 8 birds instead of 6.

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  12. Cooking grates are finished!! 17.25" x 23.5" and heavy duty - should last a lifetime. My old grates were mostly out of old ovens.

    These new ones will fit 8 birds on a rack instead of 6. New build will have 7 grates instead of 5. (56 chickens vs. 30 before)

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  13. Adding a curved roof to my smoker. The roof will extend like a visor and allow me fetch things out of the smoker in the rain or snow.

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  14. I'm really interested in seeing how this turns out. Please keep the pics/info coming. Looks tough so far.
     
  15. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks great.Nice skills.[​IMG]
     
  16. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    very nice start
     
  17. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Nice project.
     
  18. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    What psi is the regulator for the burner?
     
  19. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  looking great cant wait to see it in action!
     

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