Hello all! I've read a lot on this forum but this is my first time posting. I'm planning on doing a pretty decent size smokehouse build come the spring and I can't seem to find much on the size of the firebox to build to make a hot smoke smokehouse. Let me explain what I'm trying to do and then maybe someone can jump in and help me out. The plan is to build a wooden smokehouse 6X6X8 with shelves and drains. Going to put in vents up top to create the draw and a side firebox that will be below the smokehouse so the smoke/heat will enter through a 6 inch pipe in the floor of the smokehouse. Pretty much a classic design but everything I've seen talks about cold smoke and pretty low temps. I would like to get the smokehouse temp up to max 350 F for smoking large amounts of meat. So my question is how big of a firebox do I need to build to get those types of temps? The firebox we are planning to build will be made of welded 1/4 steel. In essence we're going to build a really big wood stove to whatever size we need to make this work. I was also thinking of insulating the walls and roof of the smokehouse with R-30 fiberglass with a cedar interior and T-111 exterior. I'm open to any and all suggestions.