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Old 02-07-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Homemade smoker help

I've got a 100lb propane cylinder that I rescued from the scrap yard at a local propane shop. I'm leaning towards vertical since it will be cheaper and easier to set up. I don't know if I'll use a water pan or not. If I don't what distance do I want from the fire?
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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hang tight, Bill and some other guys will be here soon to help you.
This is over my head, but I like the vertical idea, not sure I've seen
anyone do that with a tank like that. I'm very interesting in hearing
more about this.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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I think Bill has one that he can post pics of.

24" is a good distance.
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Once I get this project underway, which will probably be late spring when its warmed up and I've finished school, I will definitely post pictures. I picked up the 24 inches and the whole vertical idea from the BDS, only I want doors and adjustable dampers on it. I'm just trying to work through any rough spots I can think of, and have a good plan layed out. Do you think there is any need for a heat diffuser?
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Based on how well my uds cooks, I say no.

If I ever get around to building mine, I am going to try a heat sink just for grins.

There is a thread somewhere that my help. I will see if I can find it.
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I know what you mean", when I get around to building it". Thank you for all the input guys, this forum seems a lot more friendly than the other one I've posted at.
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I know what you mean", when I get around to building it". Thank you for all the input guys, this forum seems a lot more friendly than the other one I've posted at.
This is a good place...you will get a response or at the very least a direction to head it....
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Next time I fire up the grill, I'll be and sure to grab some pics of it for ya'll.
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I found the pic of Bill the Grill Guys vertical smoker. It has spin racks.

Very cool.

http://img495.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00002014kb.jpg

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Looks like he has a firebox on the side of the tank. I'll have to give that a think, I can see that you can fit more grates in it. My only problem is I probably won't ever come close to filling it up. I suppose planning for the "what if" when I'm spending this much time and money to build it is the best way to go. Thinks for photo!
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Looks like he has a firebox on the side of the tank. I'll have to give that a think, I can see that you can fit more grates in it. My only problem is I probably won't ever come close to filling it up. I suppose planning for the "what if" when I'm spending this much time and money to build it is the best way to go. Thinks for photo!
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