New guy here, considering fabrication of a first smoker.
After looking at the offset smokers available from several well-respected manufacturers, there doesn't seem to be a model that "fits" (at a good price). I spent a couple weeks reading and going through Feldon's BBQ pit calculator, and came up with the following:
-Cooking chamber is a 24"x62" (from a 150gallon propane tank)
-Firebox is 1/4 inch steel with 1" ceramic insulation
-5" stack with smooth 90 degree mandrel bend
-6.5" from cooking grate to tuning plates
-6.5" from tuning plates to bottom
-Would be mounted on a skinny trailer
I'd love to get some feedback on the dimensions, based on your real-world experience.
-Anything that looks wrong?
-Suggestions? (I'm set on a traditional,non RF design).
-If I added a second cooking grate above the first, how much higher should it be?
-Looks like the trailer mockup has ~9 cubic feet of wood storage. Think that'd last a couple 14 hour cooks?