Cooking Rack Spacing

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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Cooking Rack Spacing

Post by Fattdaddy » June 15th, 2022, 7:41 pm

Good Evening,

I am getting ready to add the top rack guides in my 250 gallon build. I am thinking 7” above the bottom rack but before I did I thought I’d ask to see what others have done.
My tank diameter is 30”.
Also wanted to post some pics of the tuning plates and bottom rack guides.The tuning plates are just laid in there to get my spacing for the lock down bolts.

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Re: Cooking Rack Spacing

Post by Big T » June 15th, 2022, 7:45 pm

I went with 7'' spacing on my racks and I haven't had any issues. Your build looks great!


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Re: Cooking Rack Spacing

Post by Fattdaddy » June 15th, 2022, 7:54 pm

Thanks Big T, it is coming along. With the 7” how much space did that leave you on the top rack?



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Re: Cooking Rack Spacing

Post by Dirtytires » June 16th, 2022, 10:29 am

I don't think you can ever have too much space between racks. With that said, if you plan on 3 racks I would probably make the spacing the same on all three. Remember that on slide out shelves it is less important to have a lot of space because you can just pull out the shelf to manage your meats.



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