Horizontal, masonry offset?

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Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by RJB » April 28th, 2021, 4:43 pm

Its looks like most masonry smokers are vertical units, those are great, but I'm wanting a horizontal smoker.

I tried playing with one of the calculators starting with a 48" x 30" x 20" cooking chamber and it recommended a 24" x 24" x 20" firebox. It looked like an 8' x 12" x 12" flue would work. It didn't offer a throat option and I need to figure that out.

Do these dimensions look right? I might start over with the calculator and increase the cooking chamber to: 48" x 30" x 24" so I could have a two tier shelf system in the cook chamber. Thoughts? :grillin:
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Re: Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by Pete Mazz » April 29th, 2021, 2:48 am

Start with the PitCalculator then go to the SmokerBuilder Calcs for everything else. Links are at the top of the page. I would want 2 shelves if it was mine.


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Re: Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by Dirtytires » April 29th, 2021, 8:17 am

I don't use my top shelf very often but definitely would not build a pit with only a single shelf. The ability to move meats around or to hit different t temp zones during a cook is a great feature.

A 24 inch diameter will nicely fit 2 shelves with ample room between them.



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Re: Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by Big T » April 29th, 2021, 7:41 pm

:yth: :yth:


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Re: Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by RJB » April 30th, 2021, 12:40 pm

Thanks for the input guys.

So according to the Pit Calculator a cooking chamber of 48" x 30" x 24" should have a firebox of 24" x 24" x 20" and a throat of 92.15 square inches. I still have to break down the dimensions of the chimney and figure what to do for an air vent on the firebox, but these first 3 dimensions seem pretty straight forward.

As I said I derived these increments with the Pit Calculator but the SmokerBuilder Calcs just opens up as a blank page??? Is there some trick to opening it that I'm not aware of?

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Re: Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by Pete Mazz » May 1st, 2021, 3:33 am

Hmm, not sure why that's not working anymore... Try this.

https://planetcalc.com/search/?tag=3128


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Re: Horizontal, masonry offset?

Post by RJB » May 1st, 2021, 10:31 am

Pete Mazz wrote:
May 1st, 2021, 3:33 am
Hmm, not sure why that's not working anymore... Try this.

https://planetcalc.com/search/?tag=3128
Thanks for that, Pete.

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