Hi everyone! First time poster long time reader. I am trying to cook a whole hog for my dad's b-day this year here in Brooklyn. I cant bury anything (which I would really love to) since most of the ground here is toxic). I have seen some of these really cool and impressive builds to do this, but I really wanted something with easy access to the fire and good temp control. I have made some mods to the designs that I have seen and am looking for some feedback from you folks before I emarked on this journey. I tried to incorporate the reverse flow design into this large space to allow for more even heating. Let me know what ya think!
Side view with top layer of block missing
View from fire box side w/o fire box (option 1)
View from fire bix side w/o fire box (option 2)