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Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by raysray, Oct 23, 2014.
I've already done some work on it. Its going to be a 60gal rf. I made the firebox a tad on the large side in case I wanted to add a wormming box. Fb is 20x18x18. I guess if its too big I'll add some fire brick to take up some volume.
Nice start to a nice smoker. Don't worry about the fire box being to big. You just don't throw that extra log in . To small of a fire box and you would have trouble. Keep the pics coming.
Made the fb to cc a 12" simicircle.
I do have a one question. For now. I don't have a lot of 1/4 inch plate left. I have about 20" or so by 20". Was wandering if I could put that at the fb to cc opening and then add 1/8" to it or wait till I have enough 1/4" to build the rf plate all the way across.
the burn out. Had to do it twice.
Next is to cure it and then install the rf plate.
IMHO I woulld wait and use all 1/4inch. would hate to have troubles down the road.
You have a nice smoker, I would wait, you wont be sorry
Thanks. Just getting a little hungry for some BBQ. Guess I'll try and get some tomorrow.
OK. Here's where you all come in. What I have found is that I may need a heat deflector to keep from having a hot spot. This is what I have
My question is. Is 8" into the cook chamber with a 1" gap good enough or do I need to extend the plate in more?
Anyone? And is it just to keep direct heat off the rf plate?
I suggest extending it farther, with perforations so the exhaust isn't all released at one point.
Man if I had some serious money I would re-create my junior high school metal shop. I love dinking around with fabricating metal.
Got the intake done and the exhaust done today. And I was given a full truck load of hickory. I'd say today was a good day.
well I got the rf plate in still need to build the cooking grate. Thought I'd do a high temp test run. All I have to say is wow. Got "Frankensmoker" as my wife calls it, up to temp 300° give or take. Got it stable. And then just waited. It held 318° so long at one point I thought my wireless thermometer had gone bad. It held in that range for 3.5 hrs and only put four logs on. It would have gone longer but I had all the info I needed to do a turkey so I went to bed.