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Recent content by Cheese Burger

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    Raised Charcoal Grate in Firebox?

    Hey guys Thank you so much for the advice. I think I'm going to have a raised charcoal grate with the main air supply under the grate and a smaller air-vent above. I think I may be overthinking this, but when I read the article, it gave me the impression that the fire would produce better...
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    Raised Charcoal Grate in Firebox?

    Hello Everyone What are your thoughts on whether to have a raised charcoal grate in the firebox? I came across an interesting article on a smoking meat and sausage website. The article talks about the various ways of setting up a fire in a firebox with the various air inlet. This is the...
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    Oversize Firebox and Exhaust Stack Size

    Hello Mike243 Do you find with an insulated firebox that because you burn less wood to maintain the temperature, that you get less of a smokie flavour from your meat? I'm probably overthinking this. But it's on the back of my mind and I thought I'd ask. Thank you.
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    Oversize Firebox and Exhaust Stack Size

    With a larger firebox would I need to increase the size of the CC/FB opening and increase the exhaust stack diameter to allow more airflow into the firebox, to fuel the fire? I'm just thinking that with a larger firebox, I would need to build a larger fire to get the same temperature in the...
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    Oversize Firebox and Exhaust Stack Size

    I'm actually contemplating on building an insulated firebox. But I've heard that with an insulated firebox, the fire burns so efficiently that you'll only need a small fire to maintain temperature and this results in little smoke in the cooking chamber, and therefore less smoke flavour in the...
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    Oversize Firebox and Exhaust Stack Size

    Hello Everyone In the process of building a 100 gallon straight-flow offset smoker, I was considering building an oversize firebox so that it'll give me flexibility for a higher grate and ease of building a larger fire, if required and allow me to move the fire closer of further away from the...
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    Thank you
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    Would you advise placing the centre of the plenum at the midpoint of the cooking chamber, where the grate would be located? Or slightly higher?
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    First Off-Set Smoker Drawings - Advice Welcomed

    Good morning Everyone I've drawn up my plans for my first off-set smoker build based on Dave's calculation and Mike243's advice on insulating the firebox. So I've decided to insulate the top, bottom and both sides. Except the door and the back wall. Ideal dimensions for a 24inch diameter x...
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    Should the opening from your cooking chamber to the plenum also be 4.5 inch in diameter? Or do I go bigger?
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    After going back though the post, I think I've figured out what Dave is trying to say in regards to the size and length of the smoke stack. A 35" smoke stack (above cooking chamber) is the "ideal" height. Plus or minus. We then adjust the diameter of the stack to get near the Volume in cubic...
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    Baffle Plate in Firebox

    Thank you!
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    Hello Dave Thank you for clearing that up. Correct me if I interpreted it incorrectly, but all the figures are correct, except for the dimension of the stack? So, you'd recommend a 4" diameter stack with a length of 35", from the TOP of the CC? Thank you.
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    I don't have much to contribute to the forum at the moment. But I'm planning to add photos of my build when I get started and hopefully have more to add to discussions down the track.
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    Smoker Dimension Calculation

    Hello Everyone I've used Dave's calculation to determine the dimension of an offset smoker and I was wondering if you're able to quickly check the figures to make sure I've calculated them correctly. In particular the exhaust calculation, as it seems like there are two different formulas? The...
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