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fire box door

Postby JustinCouch » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:05 pm

I may have a second line on some steel pipe. some questions I have are diameter. what do yall think about 24 inch diameter and 4 foot long. also I have questions on the fire box door or lid... I think a door on the side would be better, what do yall think?
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Re: fire box door

Postby TX1911 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:07 pm

are the provided dimensions for the cooking chamber?

If so, that's the size of mine. It's perfect for me.
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Re: fire box door

Postby JustinCouch » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:12 pm

from what I measure I will be able to do 2 briskets 4 butts and at least 8 chickens. what will yours hold. will you post a pic of you smoker. I think I want to do reverse flow
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Re: fire box door

Postby TX1911 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:32 pm

These are when it came home from the fabricators the first time. I've since made it into a trailer.

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As far as what it will hold, I've had 2 briskets, 3 racks of ribs and 2 pork butts on it with room to spare.

It all depends on the size of what you're going to cook. Weight wise, I figure I've had around 50 lbs on it at one time, again, with room to spare.

The 24" depth is more than enough to put a rack of baby backs or spares across it.

I can also fit two packer briskets side by side across the depth. Same with pork butts.

I had them put a 1/4" convection plate in it with evenly spaced 1" holes drilled in it. I can hold 250 all the way across.
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Re: fire box door

Postby Bobcat » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:31 pm

I too have a 48" cooking chamber & love it ! plenty of room to spread your meat out ! I thought it was going too be to big but its not , I started to get a 36" chamber but VERY glad I went with the 48" ! My fire box door is on the end not the side . :texas: :lol:
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Re: fire box door

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:58 am

Are you using 24" pipe for your firebox or a square firebox?
Front or back on a square works equally well in my opinion.
A top door on a round firebox allows you to utilize the firebox as a grill if you choose but you need to make sure your door seats well or you will lose a lot of heat. There again either will work you just need to make sure you can seal well enough.
I built this one years ago it is a 24" x 36" chamber with a 18" x 24" firebox it was very functional.
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