The more I try to figure out which style I want to build, the more confused I get. Ok, here is what I have, along with my experiance and what I want to smoke.
- No smoking experiance so far, I have made Summer Sausauge in my oven, with (ugh, liquid smoke) Wife hated the smell in the house from this.
- I want to be able to make summer sausauge, along with all the other good stuff. I have a family of 4, so it dosn't need to be a huge smoker.
- I have a tank that is Ø19 x 53. (a buddy and I are going to make 2 when we do this)
- I live in Wisconsin, so lots of cold in the winter, I would like to be able to use this in the cold also. Anything I need to think about for that?
I started out with trying to design a vertical RF setup with this. While I think it would work, it would be very tippy depending on how you set up the base. I would like to be able to move it around. So, after comtiplating this, it looks like we would be better served going back to a horizontal unit, but would still like to keep the footprint as small as possible. With that in mind, I've seen some of the horizontal center feed units. Do these work well? any good/bad about them?
With a Ø19 tank, would it be best to only put in one grate, or one main grate with a 1/2 grate up higher?
Here is one of the links that I was looking at. I would just need to make mine approprietly.
Any other suggestions? Have I missed anything that I should be thinking of?
Thanks for any info/input that you can give.