The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 02-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Exclamation 550 fuel tank to smoker

Hey guys!

First, thanks for taking the time in advance in reading this. We have a 550 gallon fuel tank that we will be converting to a smoker. I believe I can cut on it after I have ran water and Dawn through it. I'll cut a whole then burn in it. Will this be enough to make sure my food doesn't taste like Diesel???
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
jestridge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Join Date: 12-28-07
Location: annville ky
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Flush it a couple of times, then fill up, make the first cut with it full of water
jestridge is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

Will do! How big should my fire box be?
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
bluetang
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
bluetang's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-06-10
Location: Stuart, Fl
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JandJbuidasmoker View Post
Will do! How big should my fire box be?
!/3 the size of the smoker.
Check this calculator out:
http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
Show some pics of the build, we loves that stuff!
__________________
Homegrown 120 Gallon Reverse Flow, Homey, the Homegrown Kettle, 3 UDS's, 3 Stack Pro Q Excel 20, 18.5" Elderly(but not retired) WSM, 150lb Capacity Homegrown Electric and a CA gasserrrr
Bicycle Fast Polder Thermo, Indisputably Fastest Purple Thermapen, SAI Satay Grill

bluetang is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

Do you think this is to big for reverse?
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

Hey thanks for the calculator! Will post pics! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
bluetang
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
bluetang's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-06-10
Location: Stuart, Fl
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nope, it's a biggun fo sho, but you can certainly make an RF out of it.
__________________
Homegrown 120 Gallon Reverse Flow, Homey, the Homegrown Kettle, 3 UDS's, 3 Stack Pro Q Excel 20, 18.5" Elderly(but not retired) WSM, 150lb Capacity Homegrown Electric and a CA gasserrrr
Bicycle Fast Polder Thermo, Indisputably Fastest Purple Thermapen, SAI Satay Grill

bluetang is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #8
el_matt
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 12-08-09
Location: Turlock, California
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

What are the dimensions of this tank, and how thick is are the walls?


Matt
__________________
22.5 OTS(H), 22.5 OTG(DA), 22.5 Daisy Wheel Kettle(EE), NBBD, UDS, MUDS, 6-burner gasser
el_matt is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

550 gallon, not sure how thick the walls are. It held Diesel fuel. 60 inches long and 44" wide and I believe 60" in Hight?
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #10
rubizuk
Got Wood.

 
rubizuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-28-12
Location: Wildomar, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

If you are concerned about the tank exploding while using heat (torch / grinder, etc) on it, create an air flow. Put compressed air or CO2 (car exhaust will do) line to one side (end) and open vent on the other side (end). As long as enough air is flowing through the tank, it will not explode. it may create a flame out the exhaust side of the air flow, but that is much better than the other options.

Of course flush first as you already suggested.
__________________
22.5 WSM, 1997 Performer, 1984 Kettle, GMG Daniel Boone, Mini WSM
rubizuk is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #11
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

What doyou guys think??? Reverse???

Here's a link of What I was thinking. Link to BBQ Pit Calculator
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #12
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

After cutting it, how hot and long should I burn wood in it to remove the potential taste of Diesel?
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #13
JandJbuidasmoker
Full Fledged Farker
 
JandJbuidasmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-13
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default 550 tank to smoker

I was thinking of using a 55 gallon oil drum as the fire box. Will this hold up to the heat?
JandJbuidasmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #14
Richard_
Full Fledged Farker

 
Join Date: 04-17-08
Location: Dallas Or.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

check c/list for an old wood stove for your firebox
Richard_ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 02-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #15
HeSmellsLikeSmoke
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
HeSmellsLikeSmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-02-07
Location: Warren, Vermont
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JandJbuidasmoker View Post
I was thinking of using a 55 gallon oil drum as the fire box. Will this hold up to the heat?

Seems too flimsy.
__________________
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ

Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.

Red Thermapen, Maverick ET-732, EdgePro Apex Sharpener.

Avatar is the original 1951 Weber Kettle
HeSmellsLikeSmoke is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts