Good afternoon, just a average guy who likes smoking meat yet looking for something a little better than my charbroil offset. It has served me well for a few years. However rather than making mods to it, i figured i could build one.
At the scrap yard the other day i noticed new air compressor tanks in the yard. Turns out they are all new scratch and dent models. $40 for 60gal and $45 for 80gal. So i picked up a 40,60,and 80. gal. The guy gave me the 40gal . One will be used to replace my 25 year old compressor tank. The others will become a reverse flow smoker.
My question is about idea size for a backyard reverse flow build. At first i was thinking use the 80 gal, however i'm just cooking for family and friends and not sure if i need one that big. Butts, chicken, turkeys, and maybe a half a hog.
Will the 60 gal one will be easier to maintain heat, and use less fuel, in my case charcoal and wood?
It going to be stationary.
I plan on getting started on this sometime this week, as my wife's birthday is in may, and we have a few people coming over.
Thanks for the help , Doug