I'm new to the smoker world and need some help. I'm having a pit built for me but I want to make sure my design is right. Here is what I want, hoping y'all can help.
36" long smoking chamber using 20" diameter oil field pipe, the ends will be flat
12" firebox using the same 20" pipe < Should I go bigger?
The main things I can't figure out is:
How do I figure out the half moon cutout? Feldon calculator says 30 square in.
Should the reverse flow plate slant down and when should I stop it?
How much space between flow plate and grill grates?
Where should vents go for firebox?
This is the design I like just with a cylinder pipe vent: http://www.katbbqsmokers.com/reverse_flow_smoker/