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Hello everyone,


Two of my friends and I are building our first reverse flow smoker. I have a 200 gallon tank and have attached the link for my calculations using Feldon's BBQ Pit Builder Calculator. I understand everything except for the firebox to cook chamber opening. How do you physically measure this opening and then calculate this in order to get the specified cubic inches recommended? Any help will be greatly appreciated!







[url=,0,200,0,0,0,46200.00,15400.00&fb=25,25,25,0,0,15625.00,15400.00,101.5&ch=6,781.25,27.65&fi=0,0,5.5,46.88,1.97&fc=12.62,17.84,125.00]Link to BBQ Pit Calculator[/url]

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a nice warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Welcome to SMF! welcome.gif
We're glad to have you here. The search bar at the top is your best friend. This forum has been around for over ten years, so there is a good chance that any questions you may have, have already been answered (they may have 10 different answers, but you'll get an instant response non the less).
Please be sure to post your smokes along with your process and recipes. We will be glad to help you along the way and we may also learn something new ourselves in the process. Also, don't forget the very important Q view! (We're mad for pics on here 😁)
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