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1/2” steel

Post by bstory » December 6th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Hey guys I am back to build another smoker. I was given a 24x60” piece of pipe, but it is 1/2” thick. All I have used on the others are 1/4” metal. Do you guys recommend slightly increasing the size of the fire box for larger fire to warm the thick metal up easier? Just curious.
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Re: 1/2” steel

Post by Big T » December 6th, 2017, 9:46 pm

I wouldn't recommend it. I've built a few from 3/8'' using the pit calculator and they take a few minutes longer to get up to temperature but once they do, they perform the same as the ones I built from 1/4''.


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Re: 1/2” steel

Post by bstory » December 6th, 2017, 9:55 pm

Ok thanks big T



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Re: 1/2” steel

Post by Rodcrafter » January 16th, 2018, 9:57 pm

I agree. I used to use a gas burner to pre heat the cooker while the fire got up to speed. But when I got my smoker built right I stopped doing that because I don’t need it. And you know I like thick steel.


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Re: 1/2” steel

Post by Frank_Cox » January 17th, 2018, 9:07 am

yep, what they said!
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