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Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby roastntoast » August 13th, 2011, 9:55 am

I just got an old furnace oil tank. Would like to make a pig roaster out of it . I've been looking all over the internet for Idears but can't seem to find much. Not sure if I want to go reverse flow or Charcoal tray in bottom with water pan. Anybody have any suggestions and or pictures ?

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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby Frank_Cox » August 13th, 2011, 10:03 am

Welcome roastntoast! Anyway of course I always have ideas :mrgreen:
I just have not drawn any plans for one of those yet. What do you have in mind as far as what you want or think would make this the perfect smoker?... Rotisserie?, plain ol hog smoker?, laying the drum down?, or standing it up?, trailer or no trailer?
I'm sure we can help ya hash it out :D

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Frank_Cox wrote:FINALLY! we have a set of plans for an Oval Oil Tank! This set of smoker plans is a reverse flow smoker and has 2 removable sections of the Baffle Plate to allow for use of Grilling Baskets for using this smoker as a Charcoal Grill also. This smoker also has a removable Rotisserie Spit and slide out racks.
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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby roastntoast » August 13th, 2011, 10:13 am

Well .. Hog cooker is what I was going for . I was thinking up right as well i have an old snowmobile trailer that I will use to mount it on. I will take some picture of the tank on the weekend. Just debating the reverse flow or charcoal tray in the bottom option.

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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby Frank_Cox » August 13th, 2011, 10:30 am

Well, anyone that knows me will tell ya I would go with a reverse flow for the temp control. If you did go reverse flow with that tank I would insulate it. I would bet it is only 1/8" thick or so.
I will predict smoker toms response.... "go with a center feed!" =))
He really likes that concept and I agree with him it is a real cool idea. A center feed is a reverse flow with the firebox feeding in from the center instead of one end. I have not built or operated this style as of yet but the principle is close to the same. I will not steel his thunder tho. I will let him have his say
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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby roastntoast » August 13th, 2011, 11:04 am

How would one insulate a tank like that. Wouldn't that be a lot of work ? Would you do the lid as well .

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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby Frank_Cox » August 13th, 2011, 1:33 pm

All you hafta do is wrap the out side of the tank or firebox with fiberglass insulation or I prefer to use fire wrap kind of insulation and then put a skin of steel over that.

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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby Smoker Tom » August 13th, 2011, 2:06 pm

Ya, I'm liking the center feed jobbers. Probably not on a vertical tho. Let's see what Matt has to say, I was thinking that his was a different style feed.

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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby MattS » August 13th, 2011, 9:41 pm

That tank has a wall thickness less than 1/8. Its closer to 1/16. But that isn't that big a deal especially with a reverse flow. I am assuming this is the oval shaped tank. My big smoker is a thin walled fuel tank just like the oil tank you have. As long as you keep it sealed up then it will work fine for hogs. Just need a good firebox and a thick RF plate and your set. If you go RF then you don't need to worry about rotisserie.
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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

Postby Smoker Tom » August 13th, 2011, 10:48 pm

Jules, thats a fantastic avatar. I love it.

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Re: Oil Tank Smoker plans

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