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I've been building and perfecting a smoker/pig roaster from a 250 gal fuel oil tank.  I'm considering a temperature controller like Pitmaster IQ120 or BBQ Guru.  Anybody have any experience/guess how much blower I need?  10 cfm, 15, 25?




FYI, been smokin about 2 years.

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Bruce welcome to the forum.....   Check the web site for the proper sized fan(s) for your size smoker...    They have several and getting the wrong size would be a PITA....    This is a great forum, with many great members.. glad you found us...   When you get the smker up and running, take pics, (Q-Views is what we call them) for all to see.......   we love pics of food, smokers, salads .....  just about anything.....  enjoy the long smokey ride ....   Dave



Checking their site...  looks like 2ea  25 CFM Fans.....   But then I don't know the particulars about your smoker....

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Hi Bruce! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Welcome aboard, Bruce!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



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