I am getting ready to start my first smoker build and thought I'd run my calcs by you guys first before I get too deep. I am going to start in a couple weeks and am just rounding up materials and designing right now. Let me know if I am missing anything or if anything seems to be off.
32572 cu in, cc size 24" x 72" tank
130.3 sq. In, fb/cc opening, rf plate opening
10,749 cu in fire box size. Was going to build to a 24x24x24 most likely. I thought up sizing the fire box would help. Good idea?
33 sq in. Air inlets, was thinking 11 on top 22 on bottom of fire box
6" pipe at 26" long smoke stack
8" tall segment height in a half circle cut for my fb/cc opening gives me 132 sq in. This is where I'd like some help making sure I figured that right.
That's where I'm at on calcs for now. I am starting a drawing and am leaning towards a 4" gap between my rf plate and my first rack. That gives me 12" to fit 2 racks in.
Let me know what you all think, any advise is welcome. I tried to start a build last summer but got a tank that was way too big and didn't realize just how big it was going to be. I decided to downsize and start with a good backyard smoker for now.
Thanks for your help in advance