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Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby SasquatchTX » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:33 pm

After almost 3 years of trying to design "My Perfect Smoker", I finally had enough and bit the bullet. After searching around quite a few builds, I took what I learned (likes and dislikes) and came up with a design that I think is going to rock. I am one of the lucky ones who has a close Brother who is a certified welder, which is awesome because I am more of a "grinder" than a welder.

Earlier this month I acquired all (or so I thought) the materials and trailer I would need for my build. I have always been a fan of vertical smokers, and the reverse flow vertical was intriguing. Since maintaining temps can be a struggle, I decided to go ahead and make mine insulated. And since EVERYTHING is bigger and better in TEXAS, I wanted to make sure I could smoke a lot of meat!!

Overall dimensions: 64" wide, 72" tall (including legs, not including stacks), 28" deep.

Final design = 2 independent smoke chambers, 2" insulation, and a trailer to get it where it needs to go!

Today completed weekend 2 (day 4) of the build. Trying to make a 07 July deadline for an event.....only time will tell at this point. lol.

Day 1: Got the materials cut for the framework.

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Day 2: Framework is tack welded on the trailer.

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Day 3: Got everything squared up (side to side, front to back, top to bottom) and permanently welded.

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Day 4: Skins and insulation are being added. Also got the 2" inlets installed on one side.

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(Gotta love badass tools!!! Made quick work of the vent holes!)

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I'll keep you all posted with my progress, but I think it's all coming together! Still a ton of work to get done to meet that deadline!
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:57 am

Coming along nicely - - - :tup: - - - looking forward to your progress pics :salut:
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby GRailsback » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 am

This will be interesting. Should be one of a kind for sure when you are done.
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Postby daBertl » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:37 pm

Could please a Mod or an Admin make the pics to the right direction. This thread is superinteresting
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby SasquatchTX » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks for the comments, it's exciting to see it coming together.

Also, I am not sure how to rotate the images...they look correct before upload. If someone can help out with that, it would be appreciated.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:46 pm

daBertl wrote:Could please a Mod or an Admin make the pics to the right direction. This thread is superinteresting

I saved them to my machine and straightened them up. They looked perfect in my Files but when I post them here they are laid down :dont:
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby daBertl » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:19 pm

For me they all look turned left 90 degree.
I think it is the same problem, everybody have. If u makle the pics with ur mobile and hold it upright, they will be turned 90 degrees. Maybe there are some settings in the forum software, that it turns automatically. But i know only Xenforo software and not the admin panel of this php forum.
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:42 pm

That's also the way they appear "here" to me.
I have flipped and reduced many pics here for others but for some reason, these won't edit and then post up correctly for me ????? :dont:
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby SasquatchTX » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks for checking it out. I will make sure my phone is sideways for future photos!
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Postby GRailsback » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm

Hey Sas,

Where do you live at up at Canyon Lake? I have a place up there.
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Postby SasquatchTX » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:55 pm

I am up on the north side, a few miles West of "downtown" (lol).
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Postby GRailsback » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:12 pm

Our place is out of Startzville in Canyon Lake Hills on the south side. I go up pretty often.
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Postby TX1911 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:55 pm

One heckuva project! Can't wait to see it finished!

As to the pictures, for whatever it's worth, if you click on them, they straighten out and get bigger.
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:13 pm

TX1911 wrote:As to the pictures, for whatever it's worth, if you click on them, they straighten out and get bigger.


there ya go daBertl - - - your wish is granted - - - - thanks, Counselor :tup:
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Re: Insulated Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build

Postby SasquatchTX » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Out of town last weekend for work, so I didn’t get to work on the project, but we are hitting it hard this weekend! I will post more photos with progress for both days!
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