UPDATES, still looking for help
Found an old set of trailer springs and welded them on. Balanced the lid so it opens easily one handed. Have storage box, barrel and firebox all mounted. Getting ready to build removeable grates, grease pans, mount chimneys and then try to burn it out good. Then a good hundred hours welding and grinding...http://www.tanglewoodcarvings.com/smoker
Questions I have for you guys...
1. Looking at those pics can I mount my chimneys over the existing holes on the barrel? The holes are 2" openings. Is that to small? Do they need to be higher up in the chamber??
2. The opening from the fire box to the chamber, how big of holes and how thick of a plate has anyo one put in there? I am thinking about having a removable charcoal shelf under the grease plates in case I can't get enough heat from the firebox?
3. How do you license a trailer that you built yourself? It will be all wired after it is painted. Preferably North Carolina because that is where I will be moving ths spring.
4. What else should I be putting attention on right now for getting into detail work that is going to be needed? Plan on CNCplasma cutting some vent covers to adjust air and heat levels..
Thanks for any help, have 20lbs of jerky I am doing tomorrow on my little smokers, sure wish this big bertha was done and ready...http://www.tanglewoodcarvings.com/smoker