I am starting to build another smoker. It is a 275 fuel oil tank (it has been washed out and empty for 2 years). I plan on making it wood burner with firebox located on the back side of the smoker at the bottom. I want to have the capabilty to smoke a whole pig and have several racks in for cooking ribs,shoulders, briskets and smoking venison sausage. It will be mounted on a trailer for towing.
The dimensions of the cooking chamber is:
3' 8" inches high
2' 4" inches wide
5' 1" inches long
Here are some questions i have about it.
1. how big of a fire box will i need?
2. will i be able to get it hot enough just using wood ?
3. How do i calculate the number of stacks and size of stacks?
I appperciate any help with the math need to figure this out as i am not the best at math.
will post some pictures of the tank when i get it off the trailer it is currently laying on.