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Unread 06-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default My Reverse Flow Gun Safe Smoker

Still needs the final sandblasting and paint. And old gun safe, an air
compressor tank, and an old boat trailer has made for a whole bunch of fun. It was an interesting build, and cooks really well. I'll try to post some pictures of the build. I am impressed at how clean it burns, in one of these pictures during testing, it is smoothly running at 235.
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Interesting! You have some talent!! Where's the firebox?
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Been waiting to see the pics on this one. It was worth the wait. Really nice job, how many shelf levels are there?
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Interesting! You have some talent!! Where's the firebox?
Looks like the old air compressor.
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The fire box is the round on the right, It was an old air compressor tank that one of the guys had in the backyard using it as a grill.
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Looks like the old air compressor.
Yikes!! For some reason I thought the safe was a warming rack.
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Smoked Bologna hell yea!
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Very cool! I have a boat trailer about that size...hmmmmm.....( wife will kill me)......hmmmm........(got enough on my to do list).................hmmmmm......thanks for the idea!
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Mighty Fine Sir! Excellent work!
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I am please with the smoke distribution, does really well. Generally have a ten degree heat difference from left to right. Here is a shot of a little untrimmed 6 ponder that I threw in for the first test run. The spareribs were part of the second test run.
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Nice smoker!
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Very cool! Faked me out with the fire box, thought that was the smoker and the rest a warming box. Bet that re-purposed gun safe make a great cooker (you did remove all the ammo, right)?
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Very cool! Faked me out with the fire box, thought that was the smoker and the rest a warming box. Bet that re-purposed gun safe make a great cooker (you did remove all the ammo, right)?
I was concerned that it was too thin, but actually works great.
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No guns :(
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That's badass
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