Question by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:09 pm, Post It has 3 separate burner rings with adjustable settings. Is this strictly for cold smoking or do you plan to slow cook in this as well? Instead of using tap or potable water, I collected water from my rain gutter to fill the tank. Things quieted down enough and I have a free weekend so I ordered a 60 pound case of boneless pork picnic shoulders. WOW! Make sure the gas flame hasn’t gone out, or a dangerous gas build-up could occur. Now I needed to add two doors to the tank, the top door would be for the cooking area and will be larger than the bottom door. Really nice work, MaxPower. by Gizmo » July 23rd, 2011, 3:21 pm, Post Because I’m working on the outside of the smoker and it’s a nice day, I bought several varieties of local made cheese to cold smoke (it was 55 degrees this afternoon). by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:10 pm, Post amazing. by MattS » July 12th, 2011, 9:51 pm, Post One option was to take the valve out and then fill it with water, but removing the valve is easier said than done as it's really tightened into the tank and I did not want any chance of an explosion attempting to remove the valve. on Introduction. This is where I will load wood chips and adjust the heat without opening the big door and losing all the heat I built up. Cuisinart COS-244 Vertical Propane Smoker. Ideally a few more thermostats could be installed in different locations. Share it with us! The old gas tank in question forms the cooking chamber of offset smoker, and the DIY part is adding the frame and the firebox. Love the pork puller. Find it at DIY Projects. Smokers like the propane smoker are easily identified. That said, it’s great value for money and will get the job done. R 7.5 Pink foam board 1 1/2 thick. Hi what are the measurements of the doors on this smoker? you did a fantastic job with the build and Qpics to boot! nice work work man!. I've build a few smokers but most of them take up a bit of room. 2 years ago Very detailed work. Just thinking into my keyboard.... And on the eighth day God created barbecue …. This created a lip which creates a nice seal and fit onto the bottom of the smoker. Re airlocked or airbound tanks. I guess as long as you did something to make the part where the charcoal goes, thicker, it would last longer. This trailer mounted smoker was built using an old 250 gallon propane tank and is the perfect size large parties, catering, competitions, or whole-hog barbecue. As it's more useful to be able to tend and fee the fire from the bottom door. If you have access to some 30" pipe you can build … 40 17 Joined Feb 13, 2014 . Generally you will only need to tend the food of the smoker a few times whereas fire management is far more important. hello Andrew this is amazing I really like the way you guiding it every step I wonder if you can do the same with a 250gallons Propane Tank Smoker u or 250 oil drum barrel PLEASE..... :) :) :) looking FOWARD TO HEAR FROM U SOON REGARD VALDA DAVIES. No sense in wasting clean water. The wire mesh was welded to the 1/4" steel ring, it takes some time since each piece of the wire mesh was welded to the ring. Welcome to SmokerBuilder Manufacturing! Thus, it becomes necessary to use a Thermometer in order to know the actual temperature of both your Propane Smoker and Food Consumables. The bottom of the tank that sits on the floor was very rusted out in places so I bent and welded in place some 14 gauge sheet metal. I wanted to build something smaller foot print, I have a 14.5" Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker that works awesome but is a bit small if I want to do any volume of smoked meat. First an opening was cut out at bottom portion of the door, I wanted it as close as possible to where the fire would be burning. An intake is needed to control the airflow into the smoker. Clean once the smoker has cooled down. RIBS! I started by pre-bending the steel for the flange then spot welding it in place and continually bend and welding little by little until a full circle was created. I hope to have it in a few days. REMEMBER....WHEREVER YOU GO...THERE YOU ARE. I used the 3-2-1 method. So I figured I could build a bigger version from an old propane tank. 2 years ago. by Frank_Cox » July 12th, 2011, 8:45 pm, Post At the end of the instructions is a 15-minute video that you can follow step by step. Get the latest price on Amazon. Here is a build video from start to finish of the smoker, written directions follow: ************Warning, cutting into a propane tank is not something anyone should do. If everything works out, the doors will be perfectly aligned to the body of the propane tank. For example, you may find a propane tank to convert into your main chamber for an affordable price, but if your trailer isn’t big enough you won’t be able to use it. by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:00 pm, Post I have a 100lb propane tank that has expired and figured that it would be put to good use by reusing it for a project. 3. Also I made sure that the bottom door opens first, as the overlapping top part of the bottom door prevent the top door from opening. The actual grate was made from 1/8" x 1" wire mesh. OMG!!! Cinder Block and Brick Smokehouse Plans. Also I used regular door hinges as they are inexpensive and work well. This Instructable will concentrate on building a fire smoker that burns charcoal or wood. I have been looking for some ideas on building my own smoker, ideally one that has the ability to use a propane burner for smoker chips/wood and a secondard propane fired burner for just heat. Cinder Block with Brick Fire Box smokehouse design … Since the tank is round, that makes for some interesting fabrication for the grates that will hold the food to be smoked. The inside and outside of the smoker was scrubbed out with lots of soap and water. The platform makes it more stable and allows me to move the smoker around or optionally leave it in once place. The doors were put into position and then 1/8" x 1" bar-stock was bent and welded into place. I set out and found two propane tanks form a friend of mine who worked at a propane yard. Dyna-Glo is a less known manufacturer of gas grills and propane gas smoker models, but one we’ve come to like. This smoker works like a regular gas smoker. 100 Lb Propane Tank Smoker Build: I've build a few smokers but most of them take up a bit of room. Propane pipe burner build. by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 6:58 pm, Post To fabricate one was simple but required a bit of pre-bending of some sheet metal and bar stock. A hole was drilled into the doors and the latch assembly was then installed using a 3/8" bolt and washers. What I like about this smoker is since it is vertical I could smoke long items vertically and hang them such as fish and sausages or set it up with food grates and smoke pork butts and brisket (with the point and flat separated). 4. The pipes can be made from standard 3/4-inch steel gas supply pipe, which comes in various lengths. Did the propane tank stink when you cut it open?. I made a wooden frame that sits on the two shelf brackets and then covered it with plywood. That is an awesome post! 2 hours wrapped in foil with apple juice at the same temp and then 1 hour smoked unwrapped with some Famous Dave’s BBQ sauce. Propane tanks are great for Building a Smoker because the steel they are made from is usually a quarter of an inch thick or more. First an 8" piece was bent to the shape of the tank, a 3/8" hole was drilled in one end, this piece of metal will be the latch. Due to the fact that there are many ways you can build a smoker, the materials and space where you work will vary for everyone. It uses very little wood to create smoke so this will be an ideal addition to a small backyard in the suburbs. First the insulation. Build a Professional Barbecue Smoker: This Instructable will show you how to build the ultimate backyard barbecue pit. My idea for this smoker is to have dual fuel sources, one will be fire and also have an option to power it with an electric element or propane burner but I will build those later. I wanted to build something smaller foot print, I have a 14.5" Weber Smoky Mountain Cooker that works awesome but is a bit small if I want to do any volume of smoked meat. I am copying it here by request. On each door a piece of 1/4" round stock was welded on, these will be handles. Also 100lb tank is a large volume to fill with water. We have Propane Tank Smoker Plans, Oil Tank Smoker Plans, Pipe Smoker Plans, and many others! Some of its famous models like MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL, MPS 20B Patio – 2 – Portable, 20051311 GS30D 2-Door, etc. So far I'm on my own, I do like the propane tank and your design and once I get something figured out I may have to incorporate this into my design. 100 Lb Propane Tank Smoker Build: I've build a few smokers but most of them take up a bit of room. - Beautiful work! 5- Mini Smoker Great Instructable. A thermostat was installed on the door approximately around the middle of the smoker, where the bulk of the food will be placed to get the most consistent readings. A word of warning. by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:07 pm, Post This trailer mounted smoker was built using an old 250 gallon propane tank and is the perfect size large parties, catering, competitions, or whole-hog barbecue. It can be used by people who like outdoor cooking activities due to its easy assembly. by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:02 pm, Post The Weber Smoker has a diameter of 14.5", with two cooking racks and the propane tank has a very similar diameter, it would be better if it was a bit wider however it is much taller, so I will gain an extra few racks of cooking space. The propane burner arrived. This creates a really smooth and reliable intake. rancid crabtree, awesome job on your smoker it looks fantastic. Reply Then I cut up a few of the pork shoulders into small pieces for grinding. Had to burn a fire in it a couple times to get rid of the radiating smell and I think you can still smell it if you put your nose quite close. When the food is smoked to your liking, remove it. After the smoker dried, a coat of high heat paint was applied to the exterior. by rlmax02 » July 12th, 2011, 7:59 pm, Post Gas - natural or propane. And we love recycling things into useful things. Post Back to working on the side table. Grill Turned Smoker . To build the food grate used 1/4" round stock and bent it around the tank and then bent it inside the tank, to size the outside ring, an inch at a time was removed until the ring was the proper size, this would be the frame of the grate. Thread in 'Propane Smokers' Thread starter Started by snausage, Start date Jan 9, 2017; Jan 9, 2017 #1 snausage Fire Starter. The idea was to build a smoker that looked like this: To the eye a project like this above looks very doable, but once you start you realize holy crap there is so much thinking and time that goes into making something like this! Also: would this work with a scrap hot-water-heater tank? Unlike the ugly drum smoker or the flower pot smoker, this is a complicated build that requires specialist tools, skills, and a fair bit of time. I did a real time build along on a few sites during the time it took to construct. Tools You’ll Need to Build a BBQ Smoker: ... you to build a plan and create a blue-print for your BBQ trailer before you start purchasing equipment for the build. It reaches a higher temperature than a regular grill and smokes the food. Masterbuilt Propane Smoker is convenient, high-quality, reliable, affordable and efficient. … I'm using one to hold the fire, one to to hold the water bowl and at least 3 for the food grates. 3 hours over hickory smoke between 230 and 250F with Famous Dave’s rib rub. by 48 long Reverseflow SmokerPlan! The hole lets air escape while water is being filled into the valve for the remaining 3/4 of the tank. Congratulations! by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:05 pm, Post I made the top of the smoker removable, this allows me to clean and check the food from the top should I need to. Then I had some out of town guests for Easter. What a fantastic build, very nice workmanship. Barbecue smoker parts, kits, and supplies! by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:13 pm, Post 1 year ago The best Smoker to build out of a Propane Tank is a Reverse Flow Smoker. It can also be used for indoor culinary purposes by people having different levels of cooking skills. I got them for $150 and left with a smile on my face. I first cut out the side of the door where the hinges will be located, using an angle grinder with a thin cut off disc. I was going to put casters on the smoker to make it easier to move around but instead I made a platform with casters to place the smoker on. Got Questions? I once considered a pair of 100W light bulbs to heat up one of these - then from there maybe an attic thermocouple to regulate the temp with a relay - IF you can find a thermocouple with the correct temp range. The size of the Propane Smoker: You also need to consider the size of the Propane Smoker before buying it. Then I wraped it in aluminum. on Step 10. by rancid crabtree » July 12th, 2011, 7:06 pm, Post So I figur… The top of the tank had the handle removed and a 4" hole was cut out, this will be for the smoke stack or vent. Then I welded on the hinges, this makes lining up the doors very easy. Two doors were made from 14 gauge sheet metal. Next the doors had 1/8" x 1" steel stock welded to the outline of the door, this serves two purposes, it makes the door rigid and covers the gap of the grinding disc from the cutout. Depending on how the doors sits against the body of the tank a felt gasket maybe needed, I did not bother to put one in. Holes are drilled through one side of the pipe to allow gas to escape, which can be created with different diameter drill bits to allow for the desired size of flame. However, the design principles and manufacturing process could be easily applied to any size pit. This Instructable will show you how to build the ultimate backyard barbecue pit. Hace tiempo que tengo ganas de fabricarme uno, con esta magnÃfica explicaciÃ³n, me pondrÃ© en marcha, Â¡Felicidades!! The 14 gauge sheet metal is thinner than the 1/8" bar-stock which allows the doors to slide once the rail is finished. 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