I've got a couple ideas for my smoker build and what to see what the pros on here think. When I get back from Korea my brother and father are going to help me build this thing... My brother does auto body and paint for a living, so he is going to the main welder. My father has built a couple different golf cart trailers so he is going to be another welder and a lot of help. I'm sure they would build one while I'm gone, but I want them to wait so we can get all the math/sizes right. So while I'm overseas they are going to be gathering parts and pieces. My brother has already found a tank for free! I have 3 different designs right now. All reverse flow.
My tank, for now... My brother found it while out riding and says it's between 250-300 gallons.
Design 1, not sure if I want the smoke entering the cooking chamber right at the door...
Design 2, want to cut the tank the same as above, but make flat/straight doors from the top of the door opening to the bottom and open them left and right so I can have a warming box on the top of the smoker...
Design 3, Door opens up, like the pic of the smoker posted above, just mounted on the trailer so access would be from the side of the trailer
So what does everyone think? Pros, Cons any and all help would be great. I'm going home on leave before I head to Korea so I want to have a design choosen so I can show them what I'm looking for and they can start gathering scraps.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by Fireman JB - 2/6/12 at 7:43pm