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Redstone SFB Smoker

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The initial assembly is complete.  I used red high temp silicone to seal the fire box and the chimney.

 

 

 

I put a felt gasket on the lid.

 

That caused the hinge to be misaligned, which I expected.  Here was the smoker at this stage of the build.

 

 

Then I took it to my local metal fab shop for further modifications.  They are going to remove and re-align the hinges.  Build a water box with 1/4" plate, install supports for tuning plates, make me five tuning plates from 1/2" steel, and build a charcoal box to sit inside the fire box.

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1/2" steel is too thick, it will absorb a lot of heat and you will need to use too much fuel to get up to and maintain temps. 1/8" is all you need to redirect the heat.

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Thank you for your input. My intent was to create some mass since this is an inexpensive unit with thin steel. After reading your comment I called the shop and told them to make the tuning plates out of 1/4" steel.
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