16" x 37" rf smoker build

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16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » July 31st, 2017, 5:27 am

I think my addiction to building smokers is in full swing. Lol. I'm thinking I'd like to build a smaller smoker to keep in the back yard go smaller cooks. I have an air tank that's 3/16" thick. Would that make a nice smaller smoker?



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » July 31st, 2017, 5:50 am

This is the numbers I've came up with. Do they look right?
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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Big T » July 31st, 2017, 7:56 pm

There are a lot of 16'' smokers out there so it'll definitely work. I have found anything under 18'' to be a little tight on head space for some of the larger cuts of meat but you have your trailer rig for stuff like that. I would enter the CC volume as a tank instead of a cylinder because there's a little less volume in a tank than there is in a cylinder because of the bell ends on the tank and that could make your FB a little too big. If you aren't sure how big the tank is(gals) there's a tank calculator that Pete designed in the smoker builder calculator section that can help you figure it out. Good luck and I can't wait to see it come together. :beer:


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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Squiggle » August 1st, 2017, 6:42 am

The Wombat is only 14" & its runs very nicely, but as Big T mentioned, it can get a little crowded so square doors are a must, It's perfect for just the family though. Definitely run everything through the other calcs that Pete Mazz has made. :kewl:

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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » August 1st, 2017, 8:53 am

Great information guys! Thanks:)!



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » August 1st, 2017, 2:13 pm

:yth:


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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by 12ring » August 2nd, 2017, 7:18 am

Can't wait to see this one.



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » August 4th, 2017, 10:33 am

I have calculated my throat size as a half moon opening. My figures are 12" x 3 " in height. I'm shooting for 22 sq in. Am I close? And also, is half moon the best cutout for mounting a sq firebox?



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » August 4th, 2017, 11:45 am

That shape is dictated by the shape of the tank, since the FB is square as long as the flat side of the half moon is up you are doing the best in my opinion.


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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by behind bars bbq » August 4th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Squiggle wrote:The Wombat is only 14" & its runs very nicely, but as Big T mentioned, it can get a little crowded so square doors are a must, It's perfect for just the family though. Definitely run everything through the other calcs that Pete Mazz has made. :kewl:

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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » August 4th, 2017, 8:15 pm

I like that one too.



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » August 4th, 2017, 8:21 pm

The flat side is at the top.
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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Squiggle » August 5th, 2017, 7:24 pm

:LG: :kewl:


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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » August 9th, 2017, 5:15 pm

Getting my metal together for this project.



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » April 21st, 2018, 7:27 pm

Finally got to work a little on this smoker.
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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » April 21st, 2018, 7:31 pm

More pics.
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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Big T » April 21st, 2018, 8:53 pm

:LG:


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 23rd, 2018, 1:26 pm

:LG:


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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » May 28th, 2018, 5:00 pm

It's been a rainy day here so I work on the patio smoker :) !
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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Big T » May 28th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Nice :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 29th, 2018, 4:30 am

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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » June 2nd, 2018, 8:20 am

Any advise on burning the cooking chamber out ?



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Frank_Cox » June 2nd, 2018, 9:48 am

:LG:
I actually don’t bother with it. If you have a power washer you can get it Perty good if you do it before you put in the baffle. Otherwise hit it with the flap disc and rinse it down. The seasoning process will take care of the rest. Biggest thing is get rid of the big surface stuff.



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Welder10 » June 2nd, 2018, 8:09 pm

I hit it with a floppy disk. It had a painted liner in it. Would building a fire on the baffle plate cause any warping of the door?



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Re: 16" x 37" rf smoker build

Post by Big T » June 2nd, 2018, 10:11 pm

It could probably stand a small fire seeing as it's 3/16'' thick but I wouldn't get it too hot or you could warp the door.


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