My Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build...Thanks for the Inspiration!
I don't post much but have read a bit on the UDS thread and researched the reverse flow smoker on here. I got inspired by all of it and set out to build my own reverse-flow smoker. I wanted to share my build pics with you all in hopes of adding to this site and maybe someone else could use any of it as inspirational fuel. (I am a fabricator/welder and mainly work with Aluminum in the marine industry, so steel is a bit more challenging for me in the sense that it takes more "labor" to work with, finish and cut if you don't have a plasma cutter.)
Anyhow this is by no means meant to be a tutorial. I forgot how much time and $$ I have into this but I planned and planned and planned and and then I dumped the plans and just started and went with the flow, this was on a budget so I had to work with what I had. I paid to have some of the pieces bent since I wasn't able to use my work facilities/tools to aid in my project. The guys who bent my stuff came up 3/16th short. A real bummer when you are working with 16 gauge. :( Anyhow, rather than making a big stink I took the parts and really only used two of the pieces. The other bent pieces will be used for another project, possibly an Argentinian style grill.
Some Specs: The entire outer shell is 16 gauge sheet metal, the inner top shell is 16 gauge as well. The bottom inner shell (the firebox) is 3/16th. I used 2" Roxul board for insulation.
Tools used: Grinder with cutting disks and grinding disks, Evolution Chop Saw and Circular Saw, Miller Welder, (heavy) Steel Hammer, small dead blow, Drill with various hole saws, clamps and 4x4 wood as spreaders (works great), level and various measuring tools.
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11-10-2012 03:26 PM
Looks darn good!! :clap2:
Obviously a labor of love.
And, it cooks to!
11-10-2012 03:27 PM
I am so very jealous!!! That is one fine lookin' cooker.
11-10-2012 03:28 PM
Build looks awesome. Wish I had 10% of the skills to put that together.
11-10-2012 04:25 PM
Holy farkamole that is awesome! Nice job! :thumb:
11-10-2012 04:48 PM
Wow! Great job.
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11-10-2012 05:34 PM
Very nice! If you need a place to store it...
11-10-2012 06:42 PM
Smokinator, that is a beautiful job, an interesting pictorial and it turns out delicious looking food. Thank you so much for sharing the details with us.
11-10-2012 07:21 PM
Thanks for the nice words people, the pictorial is kind of out of order and I skipped many other pics so I wouldn't overwhelm anyone with details. I opted for the insulated version since I live in the Pac NW. I have zero problems with heat retention. ;) Also I started the smoker upside down (in case the pics were confusing) since it was the heavy 3/16th side and I did not want to be bending over or working on my knees doing the "heavy" stuff. Or it could just be that I'm a boat builder and some boats are started upside down. Anyhow, thanks for the compliments. :)