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My reverse offset smoker build

Discussion in 'Brew Food' started by Hairy camel, 5/2/16.

 

  1. CmdrRyekr

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    Posted 20/2/16
    Looking good! Do these LPG tanks need any special seasoning when they're first used? Obviously there isn't any gas left, but more wondering about any non-foodsafe residue or rust that might be on the inside walls of the tank itself.
     
  2. Hairy camel

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    Posted 20/2/16
    The best way to clean them out is with a fire it burns any rust residue ect off
    Then to season it rub some oil all over the inside and heat it up like you would a cast iron camp oven

    The combination of the heat oil and smoke from the wood will season it for life without any rust coming back

    Also on the fire box as there's not much on the market in regards to heat proof paint that works cover it with oil as well and burn it in by lighting a fire
    It will burn black to the point that it will look painted and only need doing again when you see it needing more
     
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    Posted 20/2/16
    Just use good old fashioned Pot-Belly black
     
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  7. Grainer

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    Posted 20/2/16
    You should make a heat distribution plate or it.. really easy to make and will improve the smoking 10 fold.. look at the yoder smokers as an example
     
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    Posted 20/2/16
    Most (maybe all) yoders are traditional offset. Hairy is building a reverse flow so the base plate is essentially a distribution plate. Nice build hairy.
     
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    Posted 20/2/16
    Most (maybe all) yoders are traditional offset. Hairy is building a reverse flow so the base plate is essentially a distribution plate. Nice build hairy.
     
  10. Hairy camel

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    Thanks guys yes it's getting base/distribution plate next
    Any hits tips would be greatly appreciated as this is my first build and it really came from a few too many beers idea
     
  11. Hairy camel

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    Posted 25/2/16
    The little project is moving along rather nicely

    Here's this weeks updates

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    A bit of 3" pipe

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    After a few beers for my 40th I thought I'd start to season the smoker cause it's going be outside till it's finished

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    Vent cut

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    Vent door made and mounted

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    The cooking shelf brackets are welded in

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    A little bit fancy lol
     
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  12. seehuusen

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    Posted 25/2/16
    Neat job mate :)
     
  13. Hairy camel

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    Posted 26/2/16
    It's was 37 degrees yesterday so I finished work early and came home to do some welding on rf

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    I can't weld for shit but It'll stick

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    A old garage creeper donated it's wheels for me to use

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    After a few beers here's the stand it's a little high by about a 100mm but I'm 6.1 with a bad back and I think it's comfortable for me
     
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    Posted 8/3/16
    What made you choose an off set over a vertical cabinet type?
    Obviously offsets look cooler...
     
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    Posted 8/3/16
    Offset is the (traditional) way to go, you can lie out big lumps of meat like brisket in it. I would do the same if I had the time and/or money.

    Hairy, I saw some of your photos on ABA too. Nice going
     
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  16. Judanero

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    Posted 8/3/16
    HC- Why did you put the chimney on the same side as the firebox?

    I thought the placement on the opposite end was to ensure smoke effectively filled the chamber (and covered meat) before exiting.

    I don't even have a smoker but have the raw materials to create one (is on the ever growing to-do-list) so am genuinely interested.
     
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  17. Hairy camel

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    Posted 8/3/16
    The reason why is because it's a reverse flow smoker not a normal flow smoker......

    When the smoke travels along from the firebox it heats the heavy steel plate the forms as tunnel for the smoke to travel along then at the end it the smoke turns around and travels back resulting on the meat being cooked from below and having the smoke do its thing
     
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  18. Hairy camel

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    The main reason is because I work alone and mostly drunk when welding so it was easier lol

    Nah just kidding I wanted a true reverse flow to learn on
     
  19. Hairy camel

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    While this was heating up I managed to do some work on the weekend

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    The cheap Chinese gauge showed up...it tested within 3 degrees from correct so it'll do for now
    I plan on smoking by a temp probe anyway so it's just to tell me what the ovens doing

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    Mmmm pizza ....and hangover installed

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    Lunch and dinner getting cooked at the same time

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    Smoked roast pork.....

    Oh wait where was I that's right trying to build smoker

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    I managed to finally make the grill

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    The fire box door finally got some attention

    The missus got made redundant today so the smoker might not be fully finished for a few weeks while I try and keep the mortgage on track but I'll see what happens
     
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  20. Judanero

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    Posted 8/3/16
    Cool mate thanks for the explanation! Great build too!
     

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