Single VS Double Pan

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Single VS Double Pan

Post by Eeny » March 10th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Hi Folks,
I have the single pan gravity fed plans, but the more I think about it the more I wonder If I'll end up wishing I'd built the double pan. Question I have before I buy a second set of plans is how much bigger is the double pan?
Is it just a bigger cook chamber to allow for 2 pans to fit or is the firebox etc larger too? just trying to visualize how big the beast is!
Also, on a related note, I'm, trying to convert the plans to metric, struggling to find whatever 3/4 911 expanded mesh is, I'm assuming 3/4 is the hole size (so around 18mm) but not sure what 911 equates to, I'm guessing thickness, but all the information I can find is measure in ga, is it referring to 9ga (about 3mm)?



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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by ajfoxy » March 10th, 2017, 3:58 pm

I have a double pan and have plans for a single pan mini. Trust me the double pan is quite a bit bigger. It all depends on how many people you want to feed with it. I built mine mainly for my future son in law who has a restaurant. So he needed it quite large. If you are only going to use it for family and friends I'd guess the single pan would be totally adequate. Squiggle runs a restuarant/eatery on a single pan mini. Maybe he can chime in with more information in this regards.
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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by Pete Mazz » March 11th, 2017, 5:22 am

My buddy built this double pan and he's a 6 footer.
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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by Squiggle » March 11th, 2017, 5:41 am

I think the single pan & the mini are two different smokers as there is one size in between.

My mini does me well for my restaurant as I only have small capacity & ive been running it two to three times a week, but if the demand increases much more then I'll definitely be building a double pan. I can probably do about 9 butts, or 9 racks of spares(I get the butcher to leave the belly on so they are much bigger), or 18 baby backs. You can definitely feed a fair few people with the mini.

In regards to the size difference, everything is bigger on the double pan compared to the mini, I'm not sure about the next size up compare to the double pan.

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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by MattJ » March 12th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Guys, I think he wants to know if he can upsize his cook chamber with the same size firebox as the plans that he has.



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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by KarateDoc » March 12th, 2017, 7:45 pm

I have the single plans build and mad a few changes to fit double pans side to side and front to back. It works fine. Take a look at my build in my signature.


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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by Squiggle » March 13th, 2017, 7:19 pm

I've spoken to Frank about this & he says you can upsize the CC by about 25% without having to increase the FB, we were talking about the mini but I got the impression he was talking about all the GF sizes he's made plans for. :kewl:


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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by Frank_Cox » March 13th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Yep, Squiggle, you got it bro!


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Re: Single VS Double Pan

Post by buco2218 » March 14th, 2017, 8:48 am

What is the approximate size difference between the mini and the single? How many racks of baby backs, briskets, or butts will each hold? Also, pros and cons for each size? Any and all information is welcome as I plan my first build.



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