I am taking the plunge and starting a smoker build. I have been here lurking for a while and decided to start my first build earlier this year. I had the idea and my good friend has the equipment and skill! The tank is 250 gallons so we decided to go with a firebox that is 30" wide x 25" long x 24" tall. Hopefully that will be an efficient size. The 1/4" plate sure is heavy!
I want to thank everyone who has already contributed their smoker builds and unknowingly passed on a lot of knowledge to me on this forum. With that being said, I have changed my mind several times on whether to build a reverse flow or direct flow design before we got too far. Think we've decided to finally go with reverse flow. Here is our progress so far. Please feel free to add any advice or tips that you may see that we may run into along the way. Thanks guys! Happy smoking!
The tank marked out.
The trailer we decided to use. It was originally a 4x6' but we extended it out another 3 1/2 feet.
The trailer after we extended it.
We came up with a hood spring system for a counter weight. The door measures around 56".
The tank on the trailer for the first time.
That is the progress so far. I'm looking forward to moving along with everything. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated!