I'm Nick and I'm from Bristol, Virginia. 10 miles from the speedway for any NASCAR fans.
I'm a car guy at heart and got interested in BBQ through a friend in a car club I'm a member of. He host a BBQ for the club every year in Florida. His is some of the best ribs and pulled pork I have had. So after attending for a few years I decided to buy one of those cheap vertical charcoal smokers from lowes. I got decent results from it, flash forward a few years, I out grew it.
So I decided to buy a larger one. My local Lowes sells this little hexagon shaped trailer unit that I liked but I did not like the price.
Now luckily I have a awesome job where I get to deal with the local machine and fabrication shops and have access to a water jet.
So I decided to build my own reverse flow smoker. I got a killer deal on some 1/8" diamond plate. I know it's thin, but it's free.
I found a link to a calculator on here and used cylinder calculations. Now it was't suppose to be this big to begin with.
cooker chamber size is 36 x 60
fire box size is 30 x 29
chimney is 6" diameter tube
I have a couple more weekends of work and it should be ready to go. I want to build a second rack to maximize cooking area.
CAD for the end plates
Could not find a trailer to fit my needs, So I built one.
Water jet doing it's thing.
Fast forward a month.
And my other interest...