I have been reading and looking at threads for about a month, I decided to join yesterday. This is a great Forum! I picked up a used 250 gal compressor tank yesterday and I am planning on building a reverse flow smoker with the side fire box! I will repost with the dimensions of the tank, I found a tool for sizing the fire box accordinly to the size of the cooking chamber so I think I have that covered. Fabrication will be no problem as my close friend owns a large maching shop and loves to hang out after hours working on projects such as this. I wanted to ask a couple of questions. I was thinking about putting a rack about 6-10 inches off the bottom of the fire box to hold the wood so that I could put charcoal on the very bottom to get the fire really going, what is the opinion of the forum? Should I run two stacks ou just one (of course if one it will be on the same side as the fire box and possible out the side rather than the top. If I run one how do I size it? or two how do I size them? Where can I get good parts from? (such as hinges, good thermometer, and I will also run a remote but I want one permenant attached to the smoker) I have a good bit of scrap stainless mesh I might make the grates out of and I have all the metal covered!
Thanks and Merry Christmas!