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New to smoking and smoker build

achilles223

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In the process of building my own smoker. Im no pro at welding but i can stick two pieces of metal together. Im going all 1/4” thickness. Smoke chamber is 20” diameter and 36” long. Smoke box is 20x20x20. Based my design of LSG smoker. Lmk what u guys think. Also any tips and advice welcome
 

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JLeonard

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Looks real good to me (no expert here). But, I think the best thing to do is send it to me and lemme test it for a while to make sure you got it right. LOL. Welcome to the forum. And for real, I like your design.
Jim
 

Brokenhandle

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Welcome from Iowa! Smoker looks good! What's gonna be your first smoke? Looking forward to it

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Welcome to SMF!
That is a fine looking smoker!
Can’t wait to see it in action!
Al
 

JC in GB

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Nice looking rig. Can't wait to see some food pics off that bad boy...

JC :emoji_cat:
 

achilles223

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Thanks all.. might break it in this weekend with some grilling. Maybe some beef fajitas. (Texas) then gonna try my first brisket. Never done one so will see how it turns out.
 

thirdeye

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I think it looks great, with the 1/4" steel I bet it's heavy but that will come in handy when cooking. With your fabrication skills, if you ever get into a situation where you are transporting often on a trailer, you could easily add some pneumatic wheels which also helps on a lawn or in gravel. I didn't see intake venting on the firebox, what is your plan there?

The only adders I could see would be a shelf in front of the cooking chamber, a folding shelf would be better. You might consider a warming box or additional shelf on the firebox. By using fire bricks inside the firebox you can make it super efficient, and a charcoal basket is also something to consider. Not sure what your climate is, but I've seen some cookers with brackets that hold a frame for an awning.
 

sawhorseray

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Welcome from Gilbert, AZ! Looks to be a first class job from where I'm sitting, nice work. I just did a rack of spares on my SQ36 offset yesterday so I just went out and snapped a couple of pics of the firebox vents and the pullout tray and raised grill. I get great air flow and heat control with this unit, cleanup is pretty darned easy too. Vents are on each side of the firebox. RAY
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