Custom Pellet grill/smoker

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Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by 300 Whisper » December 26th, 2014, 9:28 pm

Hello newbie here looking at building a pellet grill/smoker out of a old pressure tank the size is 70 inches long and 23 inches in diameter looking at using Pellet Pro hopper and was wondering what length auger should I use and will I have to use 2 for that size of grill? Any help will be great. Will post PIC as work begins.



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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Big T » December 26th, 2014, 10:15 pm

:welcome: I don't know much about pellet burners but the factory units I've looked at were all about 36'' long so I'm not sure if 1 pellet burner will heat a horizontal tank that size. I'm sure someone with more knowledge about pellet burners will come along and help you out soon.


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Tom_Heath » December 26th, 2014, 11:54 pm

1 burner would be iffy. I have seen several builds where they have used 2 18 inch pellet hoppers. Actually just looked at one in person the other day. I was at feldmans farm store. It was about 5 feet long and about 20 something dia. Hoppers were mounted from the front on that one.

Personally I think you need 2.


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » December 27th, 2014, 7:24 am

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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by 300 Whisper » December 27th, 2014, 3:22 pm

Thanks guys, I also emailed Dennis at Smoke Daddy he said what I figured one would work for just smoking but would need two for using it as a grill. He gave me his number to call for any help also.



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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker NEW THOUGHT

Post by 300 Whisper » December 27th, 2014, 5:45 pm

After cutting the door in the tank I thought to keep the cost down I would put a removable divider in it and use half as a grill and remove the divide and then have the whole thing for a smoker instead of having a 72" grill that would never get full use. Any thoughts on this idea.



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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Tom_Heath » December 27th, 2014, 8:37 pm

Now that sounds pretty slick.


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Puff » December 27th, 2014, 10:40 pm

Is there a compromise in performance when using the smoker as dual purpose?


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » December 28th, 2014, 5:29 pm

Let's see some pics of the build.


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Post by The Czar » December 28th, 2014, 6:14 pm

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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by 300 Whisper » January 7th, 2015, 12:58 pm

Here are some pics of the build I am working on. The divider has been removed and will be building a different one. The grate bracket in mounted and the hopper mount tacked in place. Still have to order the pellet pro hopper hopefully in the next day or two.
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Post by Rodcrafter » January 7th, 2015, 4:18 pm

:beer: :LG:


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Smokeone » January 7th, 2015, 6:05 pm

Looking forward to seeing the smoke roll. :LG:


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Tom_Heath » January 7th, 2015, 8:15 pm

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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » January 8th, 2015, 7:46 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by 300 Whisper » January 15th, 2015, 8:04 pm

The doors mounted grates done removable divider for 34 inch grill or 60 inch smoker. Need to put seal trim around doors and then I will be ready to burn off paint. Still need to get the material for the drip trays Pellet pro hopper will be here Tuesday wont be long before smoke starts to roll.
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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Big T » January 15th, 2015, 8:16 pm

:LG:


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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by 300 Whisper » January 21st, 2015, 9:39 pm

Got the hopper today. Cut opening and drilled holes ready to mount,install some more trim to seal doors and then time to burn off paint. Couple more days and SMOKE WILL ROLL.



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Re: Custom Pellet grill/smoker

Post by Tom_Heath » January 21st, 2015, 11:49 pm

If you make smoke....... They will come.


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