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Post by justingingrich » May 21st, 2019, 11:59 am

Hi! I'm new here, but am excited to get to know people. Planning my first smoker build (been using a Traeger)

I'm flexible on design but the two things I want most is 1) horizontal, and 2) doubles as a fire pit

I found this at Brickwood Ovens https://store.brickwoodovens.com/brickw ... ion-manual

However, I have two concerns about the design, and would appreciate any feedback from any more experienced pit masters or DIY’ers.

1) The fire box is on center at on the bottom, the smoke rises vertically into the chamber on the left and then exits on the right - I’m curious about efficiency and heat consistency here.

2) I’m concerned the chamber may not hold heat well (given they are two stainless steel doors directly on top).

I’m looking forward to getting to know people here!



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Post by Big T » May 21st, 2019, 4:52 pm

Welcome aboard!! I'm not familiar with that design but some of the other guys may be.


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Re: Hello!

Post by justingingrich » May 21st, 2019, 8:24 pm

Thank you! Which thread would you suggest I post this in?



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Re: Hello!

Post by Dirtytires » May 21st, 2019, 11:35 pm

Your link shows an awesome looking grill. Doesn’t seem like the most efficient design for a grill tho as direct heat is preferred.

A Smoker, however, it is not...just build yourself a fire pit and enjoy it.



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Post by Pete Mazz » May 22nd, 2019, 3:09 am

:welcome:


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Re: Hello!

Post by ajfoxy » May 22nd, 2019, 5:24 am

Welcome


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