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interesting square offset smoker question

Postby wBuddy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:34 am

Hello, I’m from indonesia, forgive me if my english is bad.

I am going to build a traditional offset smoker from a leftovers metal plate 1/4" thick. i know the horizontal offset smoker usually use round body for the cookchamber, but since material available to me are metal plate so im thinking of making the cookchamber rectangular. I Have attatched the design and the smoker calculation and i have some questions and appreciate any help.

because of the smoker design have a slope on the bottom plate so grease will slide down, will it become a problem ? because the drain is close to the firebox. ive added a 2 inch plate to block the grease from entering the firebox though.

why do people use charcoal gasket in their firebox?

the reason that i made the bottom plate a slope rather than weld it straight is because i thought it will help to maintain heat evenly because heat that is trapped in the corner is lesser rather than a rectangular shape, the slope will make a better smoke travel but not even smoke distribution maybe ?

if the cookchamber is rectangular do you guys prefer to make an horizontal or vertical offset smoker?
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Re: interesting square offset smoker question

Postby Chasdev » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:54 am

I'm not qualified to offer expert advice but it looks interesting to me and worth a try as is.
If it turns out the cook chamber angled shape has a negative effect on heat distribution (and if you save the cut off pieces), you could recreate the rectangle by re-installing the angled "drops".
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Re: interesting square offset smoker question

Postby Damon54 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:25 am

You absolutely do not want grease running into your Firebox!!
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Re: interesting square offset smoker question

Postby Chasdev » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:17 am

There appears to be a small nubbins that could represent a pre-firebox drain dangle...
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Re: interesting square offset smoker question

Postby Damon54 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:23 am

To Chasdevs point, I think you promote much more heat into the main chamber with the angle at the top of the Firebox than you would in the fashion this plan shows.

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