Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Big T » November 17th, 2017, 7:38 pm

I don't use any primer, just high temp paint.


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Postby Squiggle » November 17th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Yeah, I just paint too. :kewl:


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Postby ajfoxy » November 18th, 2017, 5:30 pm

Looking good. :kewl:


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby WHeydet » December 11th, 2017, 8:53 pm

Well it's been a little bit since I posted my progress. Everything has been pretty smooth sailing and about ready finish it up soon. Built the firebox out of 3/16 and welded it up to the cook chamber. Not a welder by any means but I'm pretty happy with most of my welds. Some are crappy and got ground down others looked good enough to leave! All and all I like it! Here are some pics. Let me know what you all think, if there is anything I'm missing. Hoping to run a test burn this week.
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Big T » December 11th, 2017, 10:27 pm

:LG:


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Weldun » December 12th, 2017, 4:28 pm

Looks incredible can't wait to see the Q


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Squiggle » December 13th, 2017, 6:14 am

Looks awesome dude, well done! :beer:


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Rodcrafter » December 13th, 2017, 11:55 am

:LG:


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby WHeydet » December 22nd, 2017, 8:18 am

How well does powder coating hold up on the firebox. If the firebox is not insolated?



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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby WHeydet » December 26th, 2017, 1:43 pm

Almost finished. How many coats of high temp Rust-Oleum do you guys do!
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Big T » December 26th, 2017, 4:49 pm

I normally put 2 or 3 coats on it or however far my paint goes. It doesn't matter how much that you put on top of the FB because it eventually burns off anyway.
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby temurf » December 26th, 2017, 7:18 pm

:LG:

That is one good looking cooker dude.


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Rodcrafter » December 26th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Yep nice rig


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby WHeydet » January 1st, 2018, 5:50 pm

Finished up my first smoker this week. Couldn't be happier with the finished product. Thank you to everyone that answered my questions and gave advice. And the fine people on Facebook too. Fired it up yesterday to see how she cooked. It was awesome to see smoke rolling out! It flowed freaking awesome ( based on my newby prespective) nice light smoke almost hard to see. I followed the Feldon calculator for my build, glad I did! I did three Boston butts all of them were awesome!
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Big T » January 1st, 2018, 8:05 pm

:needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :beer:
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Rodcrafter » January 3rd, 2018, 10:18 am

:LG: :beer: :needfood: :needfood:


It looks like it works!


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:LG: :needfood: :needfood:


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby temurf » January 9th, 2018, 7:24 pm

:needfood: :needfood: :needfood:

Nice

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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby WHeydet » January 22nd, 2018, 2:37 pm

Hello,
I've been using the crap out of my smoker since i built it. Amazing how much joy I'm getting out of cooking meat! If my wife knew i would get this excited while cooking dinner i would have been given one 20 years ago!
I'm going to make some tuning plates to balance out the temps from end to end. Should they run the whole length of the cook chamber? I am planning of several plates 4"-6" wide. The gap between getting progressively larger towers the end. Or should I do a single plate and drill holes?
What is anyone's take on this?
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby Rodcrafter » January 22nd, 2018, 5:41 pm

I would make them as you stated 6” wide with the first one against the wall on the FB end with about 1/2” gap after it and 3/4” between the next then start opening them up 1/2” more each time. Leave the last 2 out. I say all that because your stack is on the opposite end of your FB. That is fine but I wouldn’t want to force the flow anymore than that. You will get the benefit of radiant heat from the tuning plates so don’t be too concerned about the small gap.


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby JuanC » January 22nd, 2018, 5:56 pm

Sweet build. What you use for hinges?



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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby WHeydet » January 23rd, 2018, 12:01 pm

Thank you, that kinda what i was thinking. I don't want all the heat to just go out the stack.
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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby smoke_savage » March 22nd, 2018, 3:48 pm

That look great! I’m picking up the same size cylinder this weekend.
Any reason you didn’t mount the stack at grill level?



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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby 12ring » March 23rd, 2018, 11:00 pm

Paint looks great. I’m using Rustoleam high heat and it has a much more matte shine to it. Did you put something over it?


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Re: Smoker out of a 80 gallon compressor tank

Postby ajfoxy » April 2nd, 2018, 6:33 pm

Looks great. Nice job.


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