Hey guys, here's my situation. I have a piece of 1/2" wall pipe, 42" tall", 31" wide my grandfather builIt a smoker/grill out of in the '50s. I want to add I firebox on the side, weld the top shut, and cut a door in the side (vertical chamber). It was set up to be a direct cooker, with the firepan on crank and pulleys. You just don't come across pipe like this that often, and I want to make this work. I designed the firebox with to be 24 long 20 tall and 20 wide with the top angled to an 8" piece of flat stock. The opening to chamber will be from the start of the angle to the flat, hinged on top, with a ball valve intake damper. I'm also extending the chimney down 6 inches, it's flush now.
This is my first build and I really don't know what I'm doing. I would like 2 shaker baskets in the firebox, but with the size am I better off burning sticks? Any input you all have will be extremely beneficial at this point. I'm smoking on a chargriller SFB right now and I've done well with that, just looking to step up and make it mine!