- Jun 6, 2012
What is the largest you should go and still have a single lid. At 3/8th inch thick I just don't know how long the cook chamber could be and still manage a single lid, I would think it would be dang heavy. ??? 24" or maybe 30" diameter. I would like a 30" diameter but would a 36" long cooking chamber make the lid way to heavy at 30" diameter. These may be very stupid questions but I don't know much about firebox size to cooking chamber size for drafting and the heat/smoke transfer needed. What size of cooking chamber would be needed for a brisket and two racks of ribs?
36x30 CC is roughly 23.5sq ft. 3/8” is around 15.5lb per sq dr bringing total pipe weight to around 365lbs.For estimate you can say door is 1/4 of tank or in this case 91lb. Now it will be less as door will not be exactly 1/4 of tank but will get you in ball park. You can use counter weight to help with raising lid