new in this word of smoking question about a smoker

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by kike123, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. kike123

    kike123 Newbie

    hi everyone my name i enrique iam from mexico ...excuse my spelling...
    iam new in the world of smoking meat ..i live in matamoros tamaulipas border of brownsville texas..some person is building me a smoker but I have I think that the smoke box is to high i dont know you think it will work? this is the picture of my smoker still in process
  2. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Hello and welcome to SMF. That is one BIG picture you have there!
    I am not a welder/builder but I too think that the fire box is sitting too high. Others will be along soon to help.
  3. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I think it is too high. Maybe drop it about half of that size?
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF and yes I believe the firebox is way to high it needs to be below cooking grate level. Please resize pictures to no more than 640 x 480 so they fit in the window and people don't have to scroll to see them when you post them
  5. kike123

    kike123 Newbie

    iam sorry about the picture its fix ....what will happen whit the fire box in that level
  6. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I am thinking that your smoke & heat will enter into the meat chamber, up along the top & right out of your smoker. You will burn more fuel & / or not get the smoke type meats you want.

    Oh....Welcome to SMF. Enjoy your stay.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off welcome to SMF Enrique. You need to lower the fire box for the heat will just run right accross your meat or what ever you are trying to smoke and run right out the chimmey. Now you want like Pineywoods says below the grates that you will be putting your food on.
  8. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Bienvenida Enrique,

    Looks like a good start to a great smoker, as it has been pointed out your fire box is too high and since you will have to remove it, why not consider putting it behind and lower on the smoke chamber, cutting off the back legs and welding them onto the back of the firebox would make it more stable and would give you more surface for the opening between the firebox and the smoker.

    Welcome to the SMF and our passion for smoking meats, looking forward to watching the progress on your smoker.
  9. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF Enrique, We are glad to have you onboard
  10. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to smf

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