Hey everyone, how goes it?
I am brand new to this board as a member but I have been "patrolling" it for a couple months. You guys sound like you have a great deal of experience in the smoking world. I am looking for some advice for my smoker. I had an old wood stove sitting around, so I decided to turn this into my first smoker.
The plan is:
Two 55 gallon drums with the woodstove kit (custom made legs and firebox door), with one flue in the center of the bottom barrel going to the top barrel, I was thinking of putting one chimney of 4 in stove pipe out the end of the top barrel opposite of the firebox door, this stack will have a damper as well. While reading some of the builds, I found that it is better to have the chimney hole 3/4 below the cooking rack, is this true?
I know its a lot of info and I'll try to get some pics, but things of concern after reading many of your guys' posts:
Is one flue in the center enough? Or should I have 2?
Do I need to put Two chimneys on it to help evenly distribute smoke?
SHould I use 6 in stove pipe for chimney if flue is 6 in?
What should I use to catch drippings ( or do I need to catch drippings) in the cooker barrel?
Thanks in advance and I am looking forward to talking to some of you gurus!