Been smoking for about 20 years. Built my first offset smoker back when I first started smoking and have smoked a lot of meat on it. I have dreamed of building a monster vertical reverse flow smoker for years and I have been designing what I want in my head for a long time. Now my buddy and I are opening up a restaurant and my smoker build dream is coming true.
It has two fire boxes feeding to feed each smoke chamber so I can use two different kinds of woods at one time. In a couple weeks it will get a box on top of the fire boxes with two shelves for whole hogs. Each smoke box will have sliding shelves top to bottom. The bottom of the boxes are built in 4" deep water pans with drains.
It was finished last night and sat off the trailer at around 10:00 this morning. We still have to level it up and build the building around it. But we fired it up soon as it was on the ground to make sure it worked correctly. It has been holding around 225-230 degrees all day.
We are going to be insulating it Saturday and then build the building. I can not wait to get some meat in it.