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Looking to Build My First RF Smoker


Joined Jul 16, 2013
i have turned into a Smoking Nut in the last year or so... i'm looking to build my first ever smoker... i want to do a RF and start with a 55gal drum for my first one, then next year move up and build a bigger one... my goal is i want to be able to go to local fair's and events in town and sell BBQ, we have not one BBQ place in town closest one is about 40 mins away...  any pointers u can help me with like

how big of a smoke box?

Size of Stack

i would like to do the smoke box square, i have a bunch of Diamond Plate truck tool boxes around is that safe to use?

i will be adding pics along the way.. should get my drum this weekned all fresh and clean, not oil drum but Food drum..

the smoke break

Smoke Blower
Joined Sep 10, 2013
IMHO..... if using a 55 gal drum.... I'd go with a double barrel smoker. Takes two barrels, but awesome smokers.

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Be sure and post some pictures of your build.

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