I am in the process of building a homeade offset smoker. thought i might try something different from the norm. what i had in mind is mounting the firebox low on the backside of the cooking chamber, facing the opposite direction. I will connect the firebox with 2 or 3 pieces of 3 1/2 in pipe. They will be spaced out towards the center of the cooking chamber. then I will put a stack on each end of the cooking chamber. my thinking is that this will evenly heat the cooking chamber instead of being hot at one end. curious if anyone has any thoughts or opinions on weather or not this will work. here is a crude drawing of what i had in mind.