Here is my new smoker, doing the seasoning (Olive oil in a spray gun) on it today. Seems to be coming up to temp very well, balanced on both sides. I bought the large Air Compressor tank which is ¼” thick material, the Tel-Tru thermometers, and some of the steel for the doors and shelves; everything else was scrape from out here on my property.
Places the thermometers about 1 ¼” off the shelve height so hope to get a fairly true rack temp.
Have movable heat baffles in the first chamber to the firebox, to help balance the heat, seems to be working well.
So total cost was about $320 with supplies and yes my welds are ugly but seem to hold up very well J.
My 1st build so any helpful comments are welcome.