460 pound tank, gravity feed charcoal smoker

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460 pound tank, gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by u081863 » December 9th, 2019, 4:22 pm

My name is Dennis, I've built two of your smokers and love them both. The latest one is the double pan gravity feed smoker which is super easy to use.
I have two 460 gallon DOT tanks that were given to me and id like to make one into a gravity feed smoker. I was thinking of leaving it vertical and duplicate the charcoal fire box/chute from the double pan pattern. I was going to bring the 10 inch C channel in just under the bottom weld line.
Any thoughts on weather that would burn to hot? Would using an 8 inch channel be better?
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Post by Big T » December 9th, 2019, 8:43 pm

Welcome aboard!! I haven't built any of the GF's but I'm sure some of the guys that have will come along and help you out.


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Re: 460 gallon gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by Dirtytires » December 9th, 2019, 9:14 pm

That’s a big gravity feed...



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Re: 460 gallon gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by JKalchik » December 9th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 9:14 pm
That’s a big gravity feed...
Ain' that the truth.....

A few years back, I floated the idea of a 250 or 500 gallon tank based smoker. My g/f promptly put the kibosh on that idea, but she's just fine with the double pan GF.

A vertical 500 gallon smoker..... you're gonna need a ladder. Hold my beer....


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Post by McBroom » December 9th, 2019, 11:27 pm

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Re: 460 gallon gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by u081863 » December 10th, 2019, 9:38 am

My bad, that would be 460 pound tank. We call them 120 gallon propane tanks here in Michigan. they are 30 inches in diameter by 48 inches long.



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Post by JKalchik » December 10th, 2019, 10:50 am

Ah..... lbs. & gallons ain't interchangeable.... :) Carry on.

What part of MI? Northwestern Lower Peninsula is my old stomping grounds.


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Re: 460 pound tank, gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by Dirtytires » December 10th, 2019, 10:32 pm

Phew...units almost as important as a decimal. Think I’ll use this as a real-life example for my 11 yo. He is starting g word problems in math class and not always seeing the importance of labeling his answer.

Either way...look forward to seeing what you come up with.



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Re: 460 pound tank, gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by u081863 » December 11th, 2019, 9:12 pm

JKalchik wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 10:50 am
Ah..... lbs. & gallons ain't interchangeable.... :) Carry on.

What part of MI? Northwestern Lower Peninsula is my old stomping grounds.
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Re: 460 pound tank, gravity feed charcoal smoker

Post by Tom_Heath » December 21st, 2019, 10:04 am

Howdy Dennis, now that’s funny stuff. I was thinking the same thing..... hold my beer ...... lmao.

I would definitely use the 10 inch channel.

It’s always easier to block off part of the channel then to have to open it up.


Same principle ( but opposite) as building a reverse flow when we extend the baffle past the grease damm. That way if needed we can open it up with minimal effort.


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