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Smoker size

Postby woodvette » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:49 am

trying to figure out if my store bought oklahoma joe smoker is made to the correct proportions. i did use feldons calculator and the firebox to chamber seems ok. just trying to figure out if the chimney is too small a diameter. it is only 3 inches. wondering if it should be 4. reason is that i feel my meats sometimes have too much smoke flavor and was wondering if the smoke is not exiting quick enough. thanks in advance.
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Re: Smoker size

Postby JustinCouch » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:25 am

Good question. Please post you results.
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Postby k.a.m. » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:15 pm

The opening into the cooking chamber is too large and the 3' exhaust is too small. I rebuilt my son-in-laws years ago and put tuning plates when I decreased the opening and put a 4" x 24" tall exhaust on it.
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Re: Smoker size

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:24 pm

I've smoked on a Highland for a long time and have drawn the conclusion that the exhaust is a tad small; for other reasons. I have strategies to mitigate this issue but, I'd not see any wrongdoing in fabbing a larger exhaust.
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Re: Smoker size

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:46 pm

Txdragon wrote:I've smoked on a Highland for a long time and have drawn the conclusion that the exhaust is a tad small; for other reasons. I have strategies to mitigate this issue but, I'd not see any wrongdoing in fabbing a larger exhaust.


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Re: Smoker size

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:33 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:
Txdragon wrote:I've smoked on a Highland for a long time and have drawn the conclusion that the exhaust is a tad small; for other reasons. I have strategies to mitigate this issue but, I'd not see any wrongdoing in fabbing a larger exhaust.


:?: MITIGATE :?: can you use that word without passing the Bar Exam :dont: :laughing7: :D :lol:

Under article 5, section 402.2a (12), I can. 8)
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Re: Smoker size

Postby FAT » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:38 pm

Keep in mind that fire management plays a larger role than exhaust, in regards to overly smokey.
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Re: Smoker size

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:42 pm

FAT wrote:Keep in mind that fire management plays a larger role than exhaust, in regards to overly smokey.

Fire management also relies heavily upon intake and exhaust flow. If your cooker ain't breathing right, your fire is gonna suffer ;)
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Re: Smoker size

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:43 pm

Txdragon wrote:
OldUsedParts wrote: :?: MITIGATE :?: can you use that word without passing the Bar Exam :dont: :laughing7: :D :lol:

Under article 5, section 402.2a (12), I can. 8)


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Re: Smoker size

Postby JustinCouch » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:23 pm

Could extending the smoke stack help out with drafting?
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Re: Smoker size

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:42 pm

JustinCouch wrote:Could extending the smoke stack help out with drafting?


To a certain point. It's MUCH easier going to a larger diameter, shorter stack to fulfill the required output need. You may be able to add another 3" exhaust port, but labor requirements are something to consider.
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Re: Smoker size

Postby Chasdev » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:48 am

OldUsedParts wrote:
Txdragon wrote:
OldUsedParts wrote: :?: MITIGATE :?: can you use that word without passing the Bar Exam :dont: :laughing7: :D :lol:

Under article 5, section 402.2a (12), I can. 8)


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Re: Smoker size

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:54 am

:laughing7: :D :lol: :tup: :salut:
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Re: Smoker size

Postby Txdragon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:23 am

Chasdev wrote:
OldUsedParts wrote:
Txdragon wrote:
OldUsedParts wrote: :?: MITIGATE :?: can you use that word without passing the Bar Exam :dont: :laughing7: :D :lol:

Under article 5, section 402.2a (12), I can. 8)


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Re: Smoker size

Postby G8trwood » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:06 pm

It has been a while since I cooked on one, so they could have changed.... turn the fire grate sideways so it is higher in the box, bent metal charcoal basket. I don't use charcoal but put chunked oak in it. It doesn't take a lot and you want fire not smoldering. It is easy to overfill and get a messy fire. A basket keeps it contained. Drop a chunk of oak in every 30-45 minutes

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