Those that follow my thread's know that I've been trying to perfect a patio size reverse flow smoker that I can mass produce at a reasonable cost.
After doing much research trying to aquire pipe or tanks of a consistent size and resonable cost, the best Ive come up with so far is the following, 14 inch od welded pipe, 1/4 inch wall. A 21 ft length will give me six units that would have a 28 inch cook chamber and 14 inch firebox. I will cap the ends with 1/4 inch plate so these will actually be the inside lengths. The cook chamber will have a 24 inch wide door opening and the cooking rack would be 24 inches by 13 inches. My steel supplier will cut all the lengths for me and cut out all the endcaps on the cnc plasma table.
Do you guys think that will be big enough for the average guy? Im trying to fill the gap between the little brinkman users and the $1000.00 starting range of the horizons.
Doing all of the math, this size will keep costs quite a bit lower than going with 16 inch, and I could sell the units for about $600.00 and still make good money , while selling a amoker built for a lifetime.
Please give me some honest feedback becouse I'm all geared up to place this order,