Need input on new smoker build please help.

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by dazednconfused, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. I'm in the early stages of planning and building a trailer mounted rig and need some input. I will be using a 250 gal. propane tank. I have a couple questions that I could sure use some help with. First I need to know the pros and cons of building it as a reverse flow or should I just go with a conventional design. Secondly I need to know what size firebox, stack demensions, air intake demensions etc. would be adequate. If anyone has a diagram of a similar setup pics would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for all the input.
  2. roksmith

    roksmith Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Check out this thread, there is a link about halfway down to a nice calculator that will answer most of your questions. With regards to intake, firebox and exaust.. Err on the side of bigger, you can always build a smaller fire or close a dampener, but it's tough to get a golfball thru a garden hose.
  3. Thanks for the help roksmith. It will come in very handy!!!

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