View Full Version : American style BBQ

09-06-2006, 07:19 PM
An American style (Oklahoma) BBQ my son made from a scrap air pressure tank and a propane tank

09-06-2006, 07:21 PM
Final result.
I know, I had to clean my shop a little bit :)

09-06-2006, 10:32 PM
you would get a few steaks on THAT grill :)

10-06-2006, 12:58 AM
lol thats sweet

10-06-2006, 03:11 AM
The red smokestacks are a bit over the top, but you are not far off from making a good smoker/barbecue grill. I paid more attention to your shop than I did to the barby. Putting the device together (nice job, by the way) and delivering the goods, are two entirely separate matters. I am talking about how you cook, and what you cook.

American style... what are the other styles?:)

Karl Hofmann
10-06-2006, 11:24 AM

Are you sure that it is going to be robust enough? looks a bit lightweight to me :D

11-06-2006, 09:42 AM
American style... what are the other styles?:)

Chinese mmmmmmmm :)

Nice job Peter ('s son). Is it for commercial use?

13-06-2006, 09:44 PM
He was cleaning up our shop in the weekend and found the large air pressure vessel in a corner.
He also had the second small burner vessel and suddenly, the cleaning was finished. ;)

It's the first time he welded something, so I can say he did a very nice job.
He found the drawings on the internet.

He spend some Sunday afternoons and the hours after working in the evenings to make it all.

The heat resistant paint was the most expensive part, almost all the other things were taken from scrap or things we already had in our shop.

He made it just for the fun so that his friends can use it.
Some already asked if he can make another one for them.

Dan, once it's finished (and I have some spare time and it becomes a little bit colder, and I don't have to help with my wife and spłome other reasons ....), we will continue cleaning.

But I don't like very clean shops at all. This mostly says that there's too much time to clean it all and someone is paying this.

14-06-2006, 01:54 AM
But I don't like very clean shops at all. This mostly says that there's too much time to clean it all and someone is paying this.

Actually, I was enjoying your shop and its controlled clutter. The colorful things you have, the bay windows or whatever that area is in the front, the forklift, lifts and ladders... and of course, the small basketball hoop:)

I had a co-worker who had a messy desk and a sign on it that said "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what is an empty desk a sign of?

14-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Now then Dan, you could turn that around :)

A Clean desk v a Dirty desk :)
A Tidy desk v a untidy desk :)

and so on

You could also say a Busy desk LOL

07-02-2008, 11:52 PM
He found the drawings on the internet.

Hi Peter,

I'm also from belgium. I like your BBQ very much.
Can you tell me were he found the drawings? Are maybe if he still has them you can mail them to me?

You would do me a big favor.


09-02-2008, 08:29 PM
Hi Pijlke,
I will ask my son when he comes back tomorrow from his skiing holiday.
Van waar ben je ergens?

09-02-2008, 11:23 PM
sint-truiden, limburg

Thanx a lot

18-02-2008, 07:06 PM
Now you need a couple of briskets, some pork ribs and some chickens. What wood do you use to smoke the meat? I am partial to hickory, but do use some oak, pecan and mesquite wood.

You might want to check the weight on the pit as your axles and tires look a bit on the light side if you plan to trailer it much.

Come on over to Texas and we can do a proper initation on your pit.


06-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Hi Peter,

Have U seen your son yet?

06-04-2008, 12:12 PM
Sorry Pijlke,.
Yes, I see him every day.
He started with this

mixed it with http://www.diamondplateproducts.com/index.php
and http://www.bigjim.freeservers.com/smokers.html
and finally it became this one

http://www.compuvices.com/smoker.shtml and http://www.compuvices.com/plans/Smoker%20Plans.pdf

which had exactly the same dimensions as our tanks.

10-04-2008, 08:42 PM
Thank you very much.

This summer I'm gonna build me the same BBQ.


21-08-2009, 03:57 PM
seen a similar design on indestructables