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Aloha from Hawaii

Post by kasper28 » September 21st, 2018, 9:34 am

Hello All,
My name is Kurt. I am originally from Texas but now live in Hawaii. Unfortunately I havent found any decent BBQ. SO I am going to use it as a business opportunity and start my own BBQ food truck. I am picking up a tank like the one in the pic next week. It is a 500 gallon but has different dimensions than I am accustomed to. Larger diameter and shorter length. Have any of you worked with this style of tank before. I look foward to chatting with y'all and getting advice. I am excited to try this build, I expect that I will have quite a few questions.

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Re: Aloha from Hawaii

Post by Pete Mazz » September 21st, 2018, 10:49 am

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Post by ajfoxy » September 21st, 2018, 3:23 pm

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Post by Big T » September 21st, 2018, 4:00 pm

Welcome aboard!! I've seen a few of these style tanks used through the years.


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Re: Aloha from Hawaii

Post by akjeff » September 21st, 2018, 8:36 pm

Welcome, and good luck with the business venture! What local woods are available for running a smoker?

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Re: Aloha from Hawaii

Post by kasper28 » September 21st, 2018, 10:26 pm

The most common wood for smoking here is Kiawe pronounced key-ah-ve. After doing some research it is from the mesquite family of trees. I've used it on my patio smoker with good results. Other than that all other traditional woods would have to be shipped.



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Re: Aloha from Hawaii

Post by kasper28 » September 21st, 2018, 10:31 pm

Big T wrote:
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Welcome aboard!! I've seen a few of these style tanks used through the years.
Thanks for the welcome. Do you know if the ones you saw were traditional offset or RF and if they performed well?



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Post by Big T » September 22nd, 2018, 9:23 am

I have never personally cooked on one this size so I can't say how it performed but if it is built right I don't see why it wouldn't. The ones that I have seen were traditional offsets but it'll work as a RF as well. I'm not sure the exact diameter of your tank but I will say that for me I find anything with a grate that's over 30'' deep gets a little hard to reach over without bumping into it. I know that some builders have doors on both sides of there large smokers so that's always an option.


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Re: Aloha from Hawaii

Post by Rodcrafter » September 22nd, 2018, 9:38 am

Welcome to the crew!

I believe I would insulate the FB and try to get the most out of the wood since it could become expensive feeding that rascal cooking enough for a business.


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Post by towtruck » September 22nd, 2018, 10:29 am

Welcome! Do you have to have your equipment certified? Just curious if regulations are what is holding good bbq back over there.



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Post by The Czar » September 22nd, 2018, 4:41 pm

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