I've been struggling with my bar b q smoker and am now thinking of building a combination hot and cold smoker,,,,,,if that is possible??
I can imagine a half drum set on the side for the burn box and maybe 2 outlets for the heat/smoke. one short and direct for the hot smoke and another longer and possibly buried under the soil to cool the smoke and with vent closures to regulate it. The smoke box could be maybe two 55 gal drums welded together end to end with rebar for hanging meats or support for racks. could be made from oil drums or possibly from bricks using the same approximate volumes.
Questions I have are
1] can it be done??
2] if it can be done, then what would be the optimal pipe diameter and lengths for hot and cold pipes?
3] would metal drums be better than brick??
4] where should the exhaust be located??
5] and has this been done before and if so, then where could I get pics and or plans or links?
I have googled all over the place and can't find any thing.
Thanks in advance for any info or advise