Alright ladies and gents,
I have been visiting this site for some time now collecting ideas and just viewing posts in general. I have been cooking with smokers for years and I have even cooked large amounts for catering and fundraising in weights of 1200 to 1500# of brisket at once. When I did this I had to use 5 or 6 different large smokers at once making for a long day with several fires to tend. I would sure like to reduce the amount of fire tending and the amount of pits. One fire or two tops would be great.
So I have a solution, but I would like some feed back. I have acquired two 1000 gallon propane tanks that haven't been used in years. I plan on starting with just one of them, but I hope to build a smoker that I can place three tiered racks in for the best use of space. I would also like to use the reverse method but I am concerned that I may not get the temps that I need at the far end. I have just seen the new pit calculator indicating the increase in FB opening and air inlet etc. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts that I may not be considering.
My original idea was an offset with a large FB reverse flow, and I was eventually going to build two of these that matched and place them on the same trailer. I do have a large goose neck trailer that will accommodate both. And I have been known to not do anything half way. I suppose that is a fault of mine to a point.
The other idea is perhaps placing a FB in the center and reverse both directions. This method is not out of the question but it would limit me to just one smoker on my trailer.
I know, I know some will say "this thing is huge why do you need two"? Believe me with the amounts of meat that I have been cooing I'm sure I could use them both.
I have even considered a potential propane assist with a long burner that runs below the reverse plate just to even out the temps and make them more consistent. Again this would be just for catering and fundraising not competition.
Any thoughts or maybe a slap up side the head asking me what I'm thinking would be great.