I'm fixing to start building my first reverse flow smoker. I'm building it out of a 250 gal tank and it will have a round fire box build out of another propane tank. I've don't a lot of research on looking around at plans and build. The biggest question I have is how far do I build dividing floor off the bottom of the tank to get the best results. The tank is a 30 in diameter and 90 in long. I've been thinking of putting it between 10-12 inches off the bottom but figured I'd ask a few people that have done this before, before I go cutting up and ruining perfectly good steel. Any insight from y'all that have done this before would be welcomed. Thank you.
250 gallon reverse flow technical questions
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cost. 3/16 plate steel is 250 bucks a sheet and it will take 2 sheets to build a square box at 30x30 x30 or a I can buy a second propane take for 50 bucks and make it 30 in long at 30 in in diameter, which gives me the perfect ratio for the size of the cooking chamber I have, and be at less then half the cost.
Please take a moment to folk out this information so that we can better help you.
I know of several places in the Midwest and southeast areas that sell 3/16" for $120
Heck of nothing else I can buy and cut them, them flat rate ship them using usps.
Yeah cause they'd love that, 900 pkgs of steel using their flay rate boxes.
By all means we use what we have so let's get this thing rolling and we will be here to support you along the way.
another question. How big should the opening be from the end of the dividing floor be from the and the end of the smoking chamber be for the smoke to flow threw. I was thinking about 10 inches from the end but im really just taking educated guess off of the builds I've researched.