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Thread Starter 
Hi there I'm Geoff I've got a hankering for some smoked meat and I've got a hankering to make it. Myself with a home made reverse flow smoker,

I've got me a 47kg propane tank which I'm thinking of using for the fire box and a 200litre expansion vessel I'm thinking of using for the cooking chamber.

The bit I'm unsure of is whether to mount it in a tshape with the propane tank vertical or mount the fire box horizontally under the cook chamber and connect with flue.

The questions I have is is the propane tank big enough in relation to the cook chamber.

Can I use vitreous enamelled flue pipe to connect between the chambers.

What size flue should I use.

Geoff
post #2 of 3

There are several online calculators for computing the relationship between pit size, firebox size and smokestack size.  Here is one: http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html

 

General wisdom is you want relatively heavy metal (1/4 or better) for everything for heat retention, and either thicker for the firebox, or a double-wall/insulated construction so you can maintain a smaller, hotter fire.  I'm no expert, and probably loads of different approaches can be made to work.

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the helpful advice I'll try the calculator tomorrow.
Does it matter if the fire box is bigger than suggested
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