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How many BTU's?

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I am making a stainless smoker that is 48x24x16. Is there any way of calculating how many BTU's I need for this smoker. I am going with propane and and am trying to find a burner. Also do I need HP or LP? Thanks



post #2 of 7

A typical home gas oven uses up to 30,000 BTU/hr. Some go as low as 16,000 BTU/hr.


On that size smoker considering typical smoking temps, but also the ability to go higher for chicken and such, I would SWAG it at 12,000 BTU/hr.

If you plan to go no higher than about 275°F, you could use a burner of 8,000 BTU/hr.




As for HP vs LP, I have no idea.

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post #4 of 7

It will work, but it is 10 times more burner than you need.

post #5 of 7
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I thought so but I am having a hard time finding burners. Do you know where sells them?

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post #7 of 7
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Ok thanks a lot for the help.



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