Good morning everyone. I'm still consider myself a newbie when it comes to smoking but when I do it I think I do a pretty good job. I do a lot of hunting and I have decided to build a permnate Smoker on at my home. It will be used for multiple families since we hunt together and will process all of our own meats. I have a rough pretty good idea of what I'm going to do but I want some expert advice.
My smoker outside dimensions will be 48x32. The base will be Cinder blocks 24" high. Everything above that will be cedar. I plan on having a separate fire box. Should this fire box be set sever feet from the house in order to prevent to much heat getting into the smoker? I was thinking of using a 24" stove pipe to go from the fire box to the smoker; then additional piping to reach the center of the smoker.
Does this seem to big? I laid out the blocks yesterday and it seems large but I don't wan to under build it. The fire box I'm planning on building 12x24 inside dimension. I'm believe this will be large enough to meet the needs of the smoker.
Let me know if I'm crazy and this thing is going to a monster vs practical. Thanks for any info