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Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 am

Well I am new here and I am on build number 2. This is project is bigger than my first one and I don't know if it will be better. Any thoughts? I am looking for ideas to make it look like a pig :pig: .

My first smoker (and current) is sourced out of a 300 gallon propane tank cut down to 220 gallon. Several mods included getting the stacks the right size (3 attempts), fire box sized right (2 attempts), but now it is dialed in. Started in 2015, finished mods in 2017.

My new project is sourced from a 500 gallon propane tank, again this will be a reverse flow. I am building this one for my brother in-law...I forgot how much work these were. If I don another one it will be a lot smaller. :D

I hope to have it completed for a BBQ at the end of July.
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Smoker 2.0 Fire box installed with a good start on the doors
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Smoker 2.0 with the drip pan frame installed
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Smoker 2.0 with the door cut and the counter weight installed
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Smoker 2.0 mounted to the boat trailer
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 am

Welcome to the Forum and Good Luck with your second build :tup: :salut: :cheers: :texas:
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:52 am

OldUsedParts wrote:Welcome to the Forum and Good Luck with your second build :tup: :salut: :cheers: :texas:


Thanks! I am learning a ton here. You guys have a lot of great information.

We have been cooking hole pigs (100 pounders) mostly with a couple rib cooks, and this year I think we have 3 pigs scheduled, last year we cooked 7. Lots of work but they are sooo tasty!
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:30 pm

Looking forward to your whole pig pics and recipe lessons in the future :tup: :salut:
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby PeterB123 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:55 am

Very cool.
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby PinoyPitmaster » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:27 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:Looking forward to your whole pig pics and recipe lessons in the future :tup: :salut:

Me too! Show dem pics!


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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 am

Update on the big guy. I did a little more work by adding chimneys and damper. These are 3 foot long and 6 inch diameter. This thing is almost 8 foot tall now. I hope to have it ready by the end of July.
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I had to put dampers on the stacks but they were too tall to reach so..
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these work!
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Got the stack on yesterday
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:39 am

Here is one more standing back a little. I added a hammer for a handle to open the door. With the counterweight it is a one handed operation.
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby chillzforeal » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:44 pm

Nice work! Do you do anything to insulate the area between the cooking grate and the baffle plate, or is radiant heat a non issue?
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:47 am

chillzforeal wrote:Nice work! Do you do anything to insulate the area between the cooking grate and the baffle plate, or is radiant heat a non issue?


I hope it won't be an issue. My little (funny) one doesn't have a problem getting an even temp. but this one might since the fire box is partially in the cook chamber. I hope to have it done by August so we can test drive it on a whole pig. Start big, what can go wrong? :dont:
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 am

I had a little time this weekend so I stuck this together. The fire box is 38"by42" so the grate is pretty big and heavy. I did test it out by sliding it 3/4 out of the box and standing on the end so it is plenty strong. :cheers:

The list is getting smaller...
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:40 am

Got the smoker back from the sand blaster. They went to town on the trailer too. So now I am continuing with a clean tanks and trailer. I hope to have it finished next week.
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Home from the sand blaster
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:27 pm

Well it is done! and it works!
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby GRailsback » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:48 pm

Nice job, is there any beer in that old ice box back in the corner? Your going to need some. Nice pit.
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Re: Smoker 2.0 reverse flow

Postby tantrum95 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 am

GRailsback wrote:Nice job, is there any beer in that old ice box back in the corner? Your going to need some. Nice pit.



That is all that is allowed in there. :D
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