PITMAKER CLONE WHAT DO YOU THINK

Smoker Clones are your own version of a commercially available Smoker. Examples are Stumps, Jambo, Backwoods, or any other you want to try to copy.
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PITMAKER CLONE WHAT DO YOU THINK

Post by huntin30 » November 6th, 2018, 5:11 pm

FRONTSMOKER.pdf
So here is a basic front view of what I plan to build.
I hope to get some opinions good or bad to help me out.
1- is the fire box too big
2- 2.00 thick insulation too much
3- 11 ga for panels overkill
4- how deep should water pan be 2.00 deep good ?
5- should charcoal basket be as big as fire box or smaller ok ?
Thanks
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Re: PITMAKER CLONE WHAT DO YOU THINK

Post by Dirtytires » November 7th, 2018, 10:57 am

Sorry you have notten gotten any replies on this.

—-can’t help with the firebox size...sorry, I just don’t know

—-2 inch insulation is pretty standard.

—-11 g would be appropriate for inside the firebox but overkill for the rest of it. Won’t hurt, just don’t need that thick if you are going to insulate it.

—-if you are going to run a water pan, the key is to make sure it will hold enough water for your entire cook. Adding cold water during a cook could cause controll issues. I would want to start a cook with about 3-4 quarts of water.

—-I would make charcoal basket as big as possible. You can always fill it half way For a short cook but you can’t over-fill a small one for a long cook.



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Re: PITMAKER CLONE WHAT DO YOU THINK

Post by huntin30 » November 7th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Thanks Dirtytires,
The firebox will be lined with 3/16 thick was on print not on question list.
I think I'm going in right direction may shorten firebox a little, seems like
offsets are popular here that can be next build but, thanks for input!



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