oink
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  


Our Homepage 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
Old 11-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
Smokinator
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-13-11
Location: Bremerton, WA
Default My Vertical Reverse Flow Smoker Build...Thanks for the Inspiration!

Hello,
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.jpg (39.3 KB, 535 views)
File Type: jpg 2.jpg (61.3 KB, 527 views)
File Type: jpg 3.jpg (35.1 KB, 518 views)
File Type: jpg Testfit 1.jpg (59.7 KB, 526 views)
File Type: jpg Angle Frame Firebox Divider.jpg (27.8 KB, 518 views)
File Type: jpg Cutting Firebox Pannels 2.jpg (65.8 KB, 520 views)
File Type: jpg Testing 316 Pannels 3.jpg (51.0 KB, 518 views)
File Type: jpg Insulation Installed Firebox 3.jpg (59.0 KB, 514 views)
File Type: jpg Insulation Installed Firebox 4.jpg (52.1 KB, 517 views)
File Type: jpg Bottom of Firebox Insulated and ready to seal off.jpg (46.0 KB, 520 views)
Smokinator is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
Smokinator
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-13-11
Location: Bremerton, WA
Default

More Pics
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Flipped Right Side up.jpg (45.6 KB, 499 views)
File Type: jpg Bottom to top Angle Support Chimney.jpg (36.9 KB, 502 views)
File Type: jpg Keeping it square.jpg (39.3 KB, 502 views)
File Type: jpg Any tube was stuffed with Roxul 2.jpg (62.9 KB, 507 views)
File Type: jpg Roxul Cuts Easy 2.jpg (59.7 KB, 507 views)
File Type: jpg Chimney Nipples Angle Support.jpg (61.7 KB, 501 views)
File Type: jpg Firebox Food Chamber.jpg (33.5 KB, 501 views)
File Type: jpg 316 Divider with Vertical Flow openings.jpg (49.7 KB, 502 views)
File Type: jpg Cook Chamber with Smoke Runways on the sides.jpg (60.1 KB, 508 views)
File Type: jpg Recessed Temp Gauge and Door Frame.jpg (33.9 KB, 507 views)
Smokinator is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
Smokinator
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-13-11
Location: Bremerton, WA
Default

More pics
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Food Temp Probe Access.jpg (56.9 KB, 493 views)
File Type: jpg Door Frames stuffed with Roxul 2.jpg (44.4 KB, 488 views)
File Type: jpg Door Frames Stuffed with Roxul.jpg (39.1 KB, 486 views)
File Type: jpg Food Chamber Door recessed gauge.jpg (38.1 KB, 486 views)
File Type: jpg Firebox Door 2.jpg (55.8 KB, 489 views)
File Type: jpg Firebox Door.jpg (56.7 KB, 481 views)
File Type: jpg Front view Recessed Gauge.jpg (61.9 KB, 483 views)
File Type: jpg Skinned Doors Insulated.jpg (42.0 KB, 487 views)
File Type: jpg Almost Done Exhaust Outlet.jpg (35.7 KB, 485 views)
File Type: jpg Boom pre paint whole.jpg (35.5 KB, 488 views)
Smokinator is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
Smokinator
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-13-11
Location: Bremerton, WA
Default

More Pics
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Handles 2.jpg (26.0 KB, 474 views)
File Type: jpg Paint process.jpg (34.2 KB, 484 views)
File Type: jpg Paint Everywhere.jpg (59.0 KB, 488 views)
File Type: jpg Bottom Done.jpg (48.5 KB, 480 views)
File Type: jpg Top Done.jpg (45.5 KB, 481 views)
File Type: jpg Beast is done wrinkles.jpg (37.6 KB, 487 views)
File Type: jpg Firebox charcoal tray.jpg (74.8 KB, 481 views)
File Type: jpg Chicken Done.jpg (65.6 KB, 480 views)
File Type: jpg Ribs and Shoulder.jpg (75.3 KB, 478 views)
File Type: jpg Ribs done 2.jpg (67.1 KB, 473 views)
Smokinator is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
The_Kapn
Moderator Emeritus

 
The_Kapn's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-08-04
Location: Marianna, FL
Default

Looks darn good!!
Obviously a labor of love.

And, it cooks to!

Well done.

TIM
__________________
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a FEC100, a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman the Wonder Trailer.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.
The_Kapn is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
Gasket
Full Fledged Farker
 
Gasket's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-06-12
Location: Nuremburg PA
Default

I am so very jealous!!! That is one fine lookin' cooker.
Gasket is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
jasonjax
is One Chatty Farker

 
jasonjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-20-07
Location: Jax, Fl.
Default

Build looks awesome. Wish I had 10% of the skills to put that together.
jasonjax is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #8
fingerlickin'
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Join Date: 07-08-10
Location: Boyertown, PA
Default

Holy farkamole that is awesome! Nice job!
__________________
[COLOR=Navy][COLOR=Black][I]
Jason [/I]

"I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's a$$, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it". - [I]Tommy Callahan III[/I][/COLOR][/COLOR]
[B][SIZE=2][COLOR=DarkGreen][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][COLOR=Black]
[/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=2][COLOR=Black]Backwoods Ext. Party,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][COLOR=DarkGreen] [COLOR=Black]Vision Kamado,[/COLOR][/COLOR][/B][B][COLOR=DarkGreen][COLOR=DarkGreen][B][COLOR=Black] 22" WSM[/COLOR][/B],[/COLOR] 22.5 Weber OTS, [/COLOR][/B][COLOR=DarkGreen][B]Mini WSM, [/B][COLOR=Red][B] UDS "No.8"[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR]

[COLOR=Teal] [COLOR=Black][B][COLOR=DarkSlateGray]Napkin Killers BBQ[/COLOR]
[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR]
fingerlickin' is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
Teamfour
is Blowin Smoke!

 
Join Date: 07-13-12
Location: Sterling, VA
Default

Wow! Great job.
__________________
BWS Party |UDS|Maverick ET-73 |Maverick ET-732 |Super Fast [COLOR=DarkOrange]Orange[/COLOR] Thermapen | BBQ Guru DigiQ |Two 100 QT crawfish boiling rigs | LEM Meat Grinder | Grizzly Sausage Stuffer

Smokin-n-Style BBQ Team - Pitmaster
Lagniappe Chili Team - Head Cook
KCBS CBJ
Teamfour is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
RevZiLLa
is Blowin Smoke!
 
RevZiLLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-02-07
Location: Richmond, VA
Default

Very professional!
__________________

Brinkman water smokers (elec and charcoal)
Weber kettle grill
Uniflame Gold Stainless 5 burner propane grill / rotisserie
BBQ Grillware upright propane water smoker
A trench filled with wood coals and covered with chain link fence
RevZiLLa is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
cpw
Babbling Farker

 
cpw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-28-11
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Default

Very nice!!
__________________
________________
Deep South GC36
Lang 84 Deluxe
Backwoods Party
Savannah, GA
Yes, Dear BBQ on Facebook
Proudly sponsored by Dixie Meat Rub, Baxter's Original Smoking Wood, and Deep South Smokers
cpw is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #12
phil c
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 12-31-11
Location: Center Point, Iowa
Default

Very nice! If you need a place to store it...
phil c is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
Kathy's Smokin'
Babbling Farker

 
Kathy's Smokin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-16-11
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Default

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.
__________________
"Dragon-awe" the Vision kamado, and a vision she is.
IMBAS MOINK Ball certified by the Kink Of MOINK hisself!
When all else fails just ask yourself, WWBD???
Inspiration, boisterous merriment and good food are what Brethren Throwdowns are about!

Walk in beauty, Dan Chambers.
I am a success in life because I am loved.
We teach others who we are with everything we say and everything we do.
Kathy's Smokin' is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #14
Smokinator
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-13-11
Location: Bremerton, WA
Default

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. :)
Smokinator is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 11-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
bluetang
somebody shut me the fark up.

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

Brother, That is TIGHT!
__________________
Homegrown 120 Gallon Reverse Flow, Homey, the Homegrown frier, 1UDS, 3 Stack Pro Q Excel 20, 18.5" Elderly(but not retired) WSM, 150lb Capacity Homegrown Electric, Weber gasserrrr,Weber Performer, Gravity feed smoker, Bicycle Fast Polder Thermo, Indisputably Fastest Purple Thermapen, SAI Satay Grill

Avatar by landarc, thanky!
bluetang 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


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
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.