03 Jul. 2001|
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Each partition needs a separate lid so it can be closed for roasting, smoke roasting, or baking. For this project, I decided to build a custom barbeque smoker out of a 250 gallon propane tank. This is the first real barbeque smoker that I have built next to a double barrel smoker using two 55 gallon drums I built in college. The damper on the smoker is a 6" piece of plate that has an ear which faces towards the side of the pit. I built a ledge around the inside of the barbeque smoker, with cross bars, to hold the steel grating for the barbeque grill. After I built the smoker, I welded a plate inside the cooking chamber, to the top of the firebox inlet, angled down under the cooking surface.
A good friend of mine sent me the below pics of his dad’s homemade offset BBQ wood smoker. Each partition would need its own damper for letting in air, and a vent for letting out smoke.
I do not recommend nor am I advising anyone to use a 250 gallon propane tank to build a custom barbecue smoker.
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The internet has a number of designs and ideas for the do-it-yourselfer, whether you want to build a grill, hog cooker, or smoker. Next, I moved the smoker into my buddy's shop and attached a hoist to the soon-to-be-pit to lift it so I could measure how long the legs should be.