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ROKLIMO
05-06-2010, 04:19 AM
As promised, this thread is about my next project.

Smoker built from a 100 gallon air tank... (Not quite as large as big baldy's applaud)

Burning out the oily residue, and the paint.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/IMG_0052.jpg

Getting her up on legs.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/IMG_0057.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/IMG_0058.jpg

torqueman
05-07-2010, 11:09 AM
So what do smoked babies taste like. jokericon

Looks like it will be another great smoker. cheersicon

KHK
05-07-2010, 02:41 PM
Looken good, thanks for sharing

SpEd
05-08-2010, 06:09 AM
Would somoething like this be from an old air compressor? What would the wall thickness be on something like this. I've been consdering something using a propane tank but craigslist has broken compressors all the time.

ROKLIMO
05-08-2010, 11:25 PM
This was from an old air compressor. It was a large 10 hp unit. The tank wall thickness is about .154 on the sides and .135 on the heads. (according to the nameplate)

ROKLIMO
05-08-2010, 11:28 PM
So what do smoked babies taste like. jokericon

...
chicken...eek2icon

SpEd
05-09-2010, 01:11 AM
More like smoked chicken.GreenSmoking

Keep us posted on your progress and don't forget plenty of pics. I'm anxious to see how you do the smoke box and the interior grills. Looks like you are off to a great start.

ROKLIMO
05-17-2010, 06:51 AM
Made some progress.

Reverse flow plate and drain.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/IMG_0069.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/IMG_0073.jpg

Door coming along.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/IMG_0071.jpg

arandall
05-17-2010, 02:33 PM
Looking good!

Art R.

Gadget
05-17-2010, 11:23 PM
Looks like you have thought out the design well. Nice looking unit.

KHK
05-18-2010, 01:35 AM
Looks great!! Nice job. Thanks for sharing!

tomsign
05-18-2010, 03:36 AM
Roklimo, looking sweet, nice work
Tomsign

torqueman
05-21-2010, 08:49 AM
That looks great. I need to build me something like that. I have a old water pressure tank that would make a great smoker or foundry.

ROKLIMO
05-21-2010, 09:46 AM
Most hot water tanks are glass lined. Not sure what to do with that before cutting + welding.

KHK
05-21-2010, 10:02 AM
Glas lined should not be a problem. I would use caution if it has galvanized, you mite kill some guests with zinc poisoning.

LONGEVITY-SALES
05-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Great job ROKLIMO! Its obvious that you have put some serious thought behind this! Looks very well built!

twothumbsup

strube1369
06-15-2010, 11:48 PM
Whew! That title scared me! Not really. Cool project. I really like it.

Bdub
06-17-2010, 08:23 AM
Outstanding! Nice work.

whitescout
06-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Are you sure a baby will fit in there???? ;) It looks great!!!! We have made a few smokers at work, out of used bladder tanks.

ROKLIMO
07-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Long overdue update...

All I have left is the door, and air dampers on the fire box, the cooking surface, and a few misc. items.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/FILE0007.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r264/edubreuil/FILE0008.jpg

Gadget
07-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Looking very nice, it should work well and be something to show off at the same time.

arandall
07-13-2010, 06:49 PM
Smokin!!

Art R.

poodle
07-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Looking good! Do you guys prefer cooking with a fire box or just over your coals? I have just always cooked over coals but I am going to have to build me a new pit and was thinking of putting a fire box on it. I just did not know if I would use it enough.

Buckcp
07-26-2010, 07:40 AM
Great looking build there

---------- Post added at 07:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:34 AM ----------

Steve I prefer the fire box as I seem to be able to control temps for smokes much better. I can get a 6 hr smoke hovering around 220 degrees by useing 2/3s full chimney of unlit charcoal, and adding 1/3 full lit chimney of charoal on top. All my smokes from fatties, chickens, turkeys, pastrami etc have come out with a nice golden or deep brown with no blackning of meat or skin with this method.

Icutone2
07-26-2010, 08:10 AM
Very professional looking great job! Thanks for showing it to us all.
Lee

tjjolle
07-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Very clean looking smoker, giving me some nice ideas for one of my next projects.

ROKLIMO
08-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Got it about done.

Air inlet to firebox, got one on each side...

1862

Firebox door, 1/2" plate...

1863

Cooking surface about 20"X46"

1864

Firebox door latch...

1865

A bit of paint...

1866

And a London Broil.

1868

Working out pretty good. First real smoke will be this weekend.

gilly
08-20-2010, 04:28 PM
Make a puppy pull a freight train.Good food good meat,good god let's eat.Good job on the smoker.

SICFabrications
08-20-2010, 04:48 PM
*gets into the truck and points the wheels towards iowa*

hang on a minute, im on the way

LONGEVITY
08-20-2010, 04:52 PM
Oh my god. We just babequed here today! After seeing your steak I am hungry again! Nice work on the smoker

Gadget
08-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Sweet unit and the meat looks delicious too.

Bdub
08-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Nice Job!! That smoker is looking good.

Tritium
08-31-2011, 12:57 PM
Bdub, He has probably gotten it broken in quite well by now since this thread is over a year old. ;)

Thurmond

gilly
08-31-2011, 05:36 PM
Don't you hate it when you do that.But it is a nice smoker.

markserwin
11-19-2013, 04:26 PM
ya looks great