Hello All!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by phandal, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. phandal

    phandal Newbie

    My name is Tom and I hail from the great state of Idaho! I've done quite a bit of catering and things seem to be picking up a bit so I decided that my cooking methods should as well. I have been smoking / grilling on a Traeger for years and it has treated me well. This spring I intend on starting a project that I am in hopes I can get some help with the design / build from you guys! 

    I have a 500 gallon propane tank which I have popped the valves off a couple months ago and recently filled with water. Next step is refining the design. I want it to be a reverse flow smoker. I was thinking about insulating the firebox. Any recommendations? What size should the firebox be? How high off the bottom should I put the smoke / heat baffle? Should the baffle slope any particular direction? What guage of expanded metal should be utilized for the racks? Any other help would be wonderful!!!

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome Tom, I can't help you with your 

    questions on the smoker.

    I'm thinking that you would be better off going out into the

    forums and into smoker builds.

    I'd put in a link but don't know how yet.

    Just stopped to say hello and good smoking with 

    your build.

                              Ed
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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