300 gallon smoker build

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300 gallon smoker build

Post by Ndaniels » January 10th, 2018, 4:10 pm

Hey everyone I’m new here and seeing a lot of good information on this site compared to others. I have a 300 gallon hot water tank that I am converting into a off set smoker and I am having a hard time figuring out what size of a firebox should I use. I was thinking a 55 gallon drum would work and as a stack I was thinking least 6 to 8 inches tall by 3 inches wide? Never built something like this before, normally build Banshees. The do you dimensions of the tank are Five foot long 3”2’ wide 38 inches high if that helps. I also bought it like this, going to a bigger trailer and what ever else I can get creative with.
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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 10th, 2018, 4:25 pm

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There is a pit calculator at the top of the page. Just input the dimensions you think the Fire Box should be and the stack and it will tell you either to increase it or reduce it.

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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Ndaniels » January 10th, 2018, 4:44 pm

I think I did this right and if so then I need to go bigger probably a 100 gallon tank or build one
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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Big T » January 10th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Welcome aboard!! Normally the FB is roughly 1/3 the size of the cook chamber.


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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Ndaniels » January 10th, 2018, 11:25 pm

That is good to know! I been trying to figure it out and now that I have almost all the volume and space I need. Now I just have to build one



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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Pete Mazz » January 11th, 2018, 5:00 am

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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » January 12th, 2018, 7:21 am

Only 8 1/2" tall smokestack???
How fat is that sucker???(no comments DC, LOL)
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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Ndaniels » January 12th, 2018, 4:08 pm

If I remember correctly it’s 38 inches wide if that’s what you mean



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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » January 12th, 2018, 6:20 pm

My smokestack is 26" tall,5" round.
Yours called for an 8.42" tall stack.That has me baffled.

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Post by ajfoxy » January 13th, 2018, 5:51 am

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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by temurf » January 13th, 2018, 11:03 pm

:welcome:

Did I read that correctly? Are you planning to use a 55 gallon drum as the firebox?
The reason I ask is that I think it would be way too thin.
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Re: 300 gallon smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 15th, 2018, 3:33 pm

:yth:

I was going to leave it alone because later he said he was going to build/find an 100 gallon something for the FB. I agree it needs to 1/4" at least for an offset that size or it just won't last.

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