Need help with new smoker plans.

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by dmblackwood, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. I'm considering on building a new vertical direct heat smoker. I currently own the brinkman vertical with mods. But its just to small. Anyways I have a general design in my head but I'm unsure if I should use stainless steel for the shell or just a standard steel. I know stainless doesn't rust but regular steel is cheaper. I guess I just need some input from everyone. What thickness steel would you consider also?
  2. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Have you considered a drum smoker? It has quite a bit of capacity is easy to build, inexpensive and most important makes some great Q. Oh about forgot; it's easy as heck to run.
  3. Yeah I did consider that, but I went the vertical design because I could stap it the carrier behind my motorhome.
  4. Yeah I considered the drum, but I wanted the vertical design so I can stap it on back of my motorhome when I use the hitch mount carrier.
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, it is vertical [​IMG]
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I hauled Trident 1 (drum) on the hitch hauler on the back a my motorhome ta the Iowa Gatherin. Worked out real well.

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