hey everyone, I'm a long time smoker, but only built UDS smokers up to this poing, and looking to build something on to the back of my trailer that I used for competitions.
Okay, so initially I have toyed around with just buying a Oklahoma Joe's smoker and cutting the legs down to mount it, but now I'm thinking I want to just build something not much bigger than an Oklahoma joes type deal, but with the features I want. So ive been looking for a smaller tank, like something in the 80-120 gallon range.
That being said, I have a person willing to give me this tank below, and wonder what you think of a possible idea. The tank is way too big for a standard build (I mean a standard build that I'm willing to do) so I'm thinking of doing something like a sketch I'm also attaching. basically picture a massive kettle grill, but with a fire box and a reverse flow set up. (not exactly sure how I can make the reverse flow work though)
Anyway, first of all do you think its a good idea and will be a good smoker, or do you think my idea will result in something kinda moody, and hard to run? Id probably put one large round grate in it at level when you open the dome, and then also put another shelf to take advantage of the dome area above grade level. I'm also worried this will be a lot more work than a more traditional reverse flow build, and ive never done one before either.
The tank is currently 5 ft 3 inches long and open on the other end. Its almost 3 foot in diameter