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Old 06-27-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Question My First Smoker Build from fuel oil tank

Hi everyone, I just finished my first smoker build using an old fuel oil tank using a design more similar to ones built using old propane tanks. I will be cooking on it for the first time this weekend and I am curious how well it will perform, has anyone else every used a smoker made from an old fuel oil tank similar to this one? BTW I have had two fires in it when it was finished to season the inside and cure the paint on the outside and it seemed to hold temp very easily...
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Fine dang build!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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Finished product looks great! Nice job
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #5
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Very nice! Well thought out and executed. Good luck with your first smoke this weekend!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #6
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Nice build! Looks like some serious cook space!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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That is one fine looking smoker
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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Thats one awesome build! Very well thought out. Im guessing the top of the firebox opens for direct grilling over the fire?
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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Very nice!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:40 AM   #10
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Yep, I wanted to have direct heat for steaks, burgers, etc. and to also char some things like country ribs, chicken wings, sausages, etc after they are finished on the actuall smoker....
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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Hope it cooks as good as it looks
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #12
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Looks great. The firebox looks plenty big enough, should maintain tems good!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #13
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Nicely done!! Being vertically challenged, I especially like the fact that its lower than most propane tank smokers for easier access. Looks like you got a ton o room in there, and The grill feature on the firebox is nice too. Now lets see her in action!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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Good Job, Very nice.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #15
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Man... I wish I had the time, money and skill to build something so gorgeous
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