I am a newbie to the site, and this is my first build. I live in south Florida. My build will be a reverse flow. diameter is 25" by 60" to 72" in length. The metal plate will be turned hopefully sometime this week. First question, should I leave it at 72" in length or cut it down to 60"? This is a back yard smoker. Normal use is cooking for 5. Guest about 2 to3 times a year will bring that # to 20.
Second question, firebox size as per the cal. is 24"X24"x24". I am planning a raised stool grate firebox. Do I need to add inches to the height of the firebox for this type? My thoughts are based on the web sit, www.wedlinydomowe.com/smokehouse-plans/smokehouse-firebox , would give me more control.
Third, How much in inches for a ash pan under all this? Also the metal on cook chamber is 1/4" and the firebox will be 3/8" steel. I am also thinking about a warmer box on top of the firebox like the lang smokers.
Looking forward to your advice. Thanks, Brian
Edited by berry1611 - 11/18/12 at 5:34am