David, been smoking for a few yrs, love to cook and love to eat. nothing like seeing the look on friends and familys faces when the are enjoying some fine smoked meat :-)
Finally got around to building my newest smoker
I am a heating and cooling contractor, so I added a little boiler tech to the smoker, the smoker is a 2 pass smoker, if you look you can see a weld mark about 1/3 up, there is a metal shelf going from the rear to with in 8 inches of the front. the fire box is in the center low below sheet, heat passes under it heats it up and it radiates the meat from the bottom , then the heat rolls around and passes over the meat and heads for the 3 rear vent that evenly release the heat out the top ( measured with a vilosometer) I barely had the air damper opened and maintained a constant 220 for 9 hrs, very little wood used .