Offset build from a new member

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by mdlownslow, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. mdlownslow

    mdlownslow Newbie

    Hello, i'm Nick from maryland. Been reading posts on this site for awhile thought i'd join. I have a wsm that i use almost religiously but i've recently been thinking about building an offset.

    Picked this thing up off craigslist for pennies a couple years back. Yes i know, whoever built it could use a welding class. Haha. I'll clean it up before repaint.

    It actually works pretty well as a grill, but im considering adding a firebox and making a reverse flow. Figure i'm already half way there. Dimensions are 40" long by 19" high. 25" deep. Stack is 5" and 18" to the tip. My question is what size firebox should i be looking at? (One third as i've read?) Im going to use 3/16 plate to save some cash. Also, firebox to smoker opening and how far from the grate the reverse flow plate should be would help. eventually the thing my end up on one of those harbor freight trailers.

    Thanks for any help. Again, great wealth of knowledge here. Looking forward to learning something!
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    First off welcome to SMF Nick and were glad to have you aboard...Can you swing over to roll call and introduce yourself so we can give you a proper welcome........

    Thanks and happy smoking


    Great looking smoker even with the booger welds........[​IMG]
  3. mdlownslow

    mdlownslow Newbie

    Haha sure can. May have jumped the gun a little.

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