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Topic: How big my firebox should be and other information . . . . From: Ski,
Subject: Re: Fire box capacity
I am trying to build me a smoker for the first time. I have my own tank which is approximately 2' dia.x 5' in length. Was wanting to know how big my firebox should be and other information. I do have access to a welder at work and weld quite often.
Also may be installing a rotissoure in one end. What do you think? Would like to know how to set it up properly and designing it to its maximum performance. Thanks a lot and hope to hear from you soon.
Ski ( Steve )
You need about 10 Cu. feet. Make sure that an adjustable air vent is located below the fire grate. Design so that door exposed bottom of firebox so that clean out is easy. Side door should be big enough to allow wood to be easily inserted. It should also have a top door and, if you put a meat grill at the top of your firebox, you can broil steaks, burgers, etc directly over the coals without having to heat up the whole grill to the temp required for good broiling.
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