just so you know i am a complete beginner at smoking, ive been doing some reading and i know i have a whole lot of learning to do. i posted these details in the roll call message but being a member of other forums i know not all read the newcomer messages so here goes. please tell me if you think theres a problem all feedback welcomed. what i want to do is a hot/cold smoker 3' wide X 2' deep X 6' tall with layered walls. the outside will be tongue and groove boards probably pine but whatever is cheapest on a 2x2 frame then a layer of fiberglass insulation inside of that, then a layer of concrete board, then i have some 1/4" spacers that i would like to use to create a dead air space between the concrete board and what will be the inside layer aluminum flashing. thought the dead air would give a little more heat seperation and insulation from the flammable materials on the outside so that i could go to higher inside temps like 200-300 deg on the hot smoking side dont know if i need to go that high or not. going to use a propane burner for the heat source with a cast iron pan for the wood chips. on the cold side was gonna look into a pellet burner. sorry about the long post just wanted to give a good mental picture of what im thinking and dont have a scanner available for my drawings. i wont start collecting materials other than the wood till i get some feedback and know im going in the right direction. thanks for reading and for any wisdom you could give in advance.
ok you can tell me what a moron i am now lol