First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 7th, 2018, 2:23 am

Well more work accomplished today. The smoker is upright on its own Yeah!!! I got my adjustable hight front leg fabed up. I also cut the baffel plate, fitted it and welded it in. That was a doozy. I couldn't get ahold of my buddy with a plasma cutter so I cut it out with an angle grider. I then ground off all the mill scale. Wow does that suck. I cut the pipe for the stack on a 45 and and welded the two 45 degree angle welded making a 90 degree elbow
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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Big T » January 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm

:LG:


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by temurf » January 7th, 2018, 9:38 pm

That does look good.
Before too long you will be posting some Q-view.


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Squiggle » January 8th, 2018, 6:14 am

Looks awesome dude, well done! :kewl:


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 8th, 2018, 11:44 am

Getting closer. I got the grate supports installed and the grate built, valve hole welded up, hole drilled for the exhaust, exhaust welded in. All I have left is to fab the vent cover, firebox handle/lock, and make handles for the cook chamber and for moving the smoker. I have enough square tubing and expanded metal I might put a shelf on the front as well. My buddy suprised me and bought me the exhaust tip so I had to mount it on the exhaust. Hoping to have a fire built in it this next weekend.
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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Smurf » January 8th, 2018, 12:30 pm

:beer: Looks nice Fishgod



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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by ajfoxy » January 8th, 2018, 4:04 pm

Looking pretty flash...


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 8th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Thanks all. It has been a great learning experience. I'm going to hate to see it come to an end. My welding is getting a bit better but still not enough stick time. Already thinking about a bigger backyard smoker. Something like 26x40 or so.



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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Big T » January 8th, 2018, 6:56 pm

Now you're talking like a smoker builder, already planning the next one before you finish the first one :kewl:
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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Squiggle » January 9th, 2018, 1:42 am

:yth: hahaha!


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 12th, 2018, 2:02 am

Well I am almost there. Tonight I added the firebox latch, and air vent control. I also added a handle on the end to facility moving the smoker around. I also had to mod the cook chamber grate. It was keeping the door from fully sealing and started building a shelf for the front. The last thing to do is add a handle to the cook chamber door and attach the shelf.
I wanted to fire it up tonight but it is way to windy. So I'm shooting for saturday to finish it up and do a test fire. Once I happy with it I will paint it.
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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Big T » January 12th, 2018, 8:04 pm

:LG:


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Dirtytires » January 12th, 2018, 10:04 pm

Don't paint too soon....you will find a hundred things to add/tweek the first couple times you use it!



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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Squiggle » January 13th, 2018, 3:11 am

Very nice dude, looks great! :beer:


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 13th, 2018, 4:23 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Don't paint too soon....you will find a hundred things to add/tweek the first couple times you use it!
Thanks Dirtytires. Thats my plan. I want to get it burned in and tested first before thinking about painting. Currently waiting for the weather to break. It's been in the teens/twentys and blowing 20-40. Gotta love this Alaska weather.



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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by dportz87 » January 13th, 2018, 4:33 pm

:beer: :beer: looks good


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 15th, 2018, 12:41 am

Well the wind died down, and the temp was 31F today. I got the handle welded to the cook chamber door and deciedd to fire it up. I followed the how to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker. All went well, I was very pleased. Since this is the first firing I decided to run it hot. I used a chimney load of charcoal and then added 3 small logs. Then ened on bringing the temp up to 450 and holding it there for quite a while then let it cool down. Here are a few pictures from today. Next is to prep it for paint, season, then do my first cook.
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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Pete Mazz » January 15th, 2018, 5:12 am

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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by mp4 » January 15th, 2018, 5:16 am

Very nice! I especially like your air intake and stack ideas.

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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by ajfoxy » January 15th, 2018, 5:23 am

Strange seeing all that snow when I'm sweltering in the shed in a +40C heatwave.

Good that it is holding the heat for a while. Roll on the Q-view... :needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :D


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Rodcrafter » January 15th, 2018, 8:31 am

:LG: But sure looks cold!


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 15th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Thanks all, hoping to get it painted this week, season it, then finish off with maybe some ribs since those are fairly easy and quick.



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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Big T » January 15th, 2018, 8:41 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Re: First Time Build 100# Propane Cylinder (Help Please)

Post by Fishgod » January 16th, 2018, 11:09 pm

The weather warmed up today to 41F. Built and attached the front shelf and I got the smoker cleaned. I also got it painted. Going to bring it home from my father in-laws later this week and get it seasoned. Then Saturday I am doing ribs for my belated birthday party. I am very happy with the results and want to thank everyone for all their help.
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