I'm building a stainless steel smoker to be powered with Natural Gas.
My vertical smoker is 84 inches tall, 54 inches deep and 36 inches wide. You might ask "Do you really need something so large?".. Well, we plan on butchering our own hogs and they get pretty big. A ham that comes from a 400 to 500 pound pig is the size of a 5 gallon bucket and there are two of them, plus the picnic hams (front sholders), plus bacon, plus jerky, etc.
Looking on Ebay and several BBQ smoker website that sell parts, I have to ask if anyone has experience with any of these burner heads.
As an engineer who's designed many industrial process ovens, I'm very familiar with what is needed. However, rather than re-invent the wheel and build my own burner, I've noticed that the burner heads can be purchased for much cheaper than I could ever build one for.
Example 1: (opinions?)
If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.