Hey all I am finally pulling the trigger on my smoker build and have a few questions on the gauge of steel to use for the inside cooking area, Here is a rough draft with a few things pointed out. this is the inner shell and will be surrounded by 1" rock wool and an outter shell. Here are a few questions for you comments. All help will be greatly appreciated
1. 1/4" steel for the fire box ? yes or would you go thinner for weight?
2. What gauge steel would you use for the inner shell? was thinking 12 ga.
3. Should the bottom (darker plate) and the baffle be thicker steel? 1/4"?
4. Since I am using rock wool which is a high temp insulation what gauge should the outer shell be?
Looking forward to your input and thank you for your help