well after memorial weekend I discovered I need a lot more CI. of smoking surface.
Basically the only way I will get more CI is to Build my own.
what I have on hand
1. 12 ft 3" angle iron
2. 10" x 12" heavy duty grates x2
3. one side burner with regulator
what I don"t have
a firebox a cook chamber and a good solid plan
I don't see a need in gathering materials till I have a solid design in place
I do have access to 2 welders and 3 skilled individuals to weld for me
I also have a source for 55 gal drums both sealed and opened with lids and bands (Prior food use - soybean oil)
budget - unknown just gonna spread it out hear and there till it gets built
I am not real familiar with all the different types of smokers and will need all of you to help me through this first build
pretty much the cheaper the better (If it comes out nice and works great then I can get my wife to loosen the purse strings for a future build)
I don't care for the UDS design just to be up front
so I am hoping you all can get me going in a good direction and for a working plan to build from