Fishing for thoughts and ideas before starting my first build.

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raklor
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Fishing for thoughts and ideas before starting my first build.

Post by raklor » September 13th, 2019, 4:25 pm

So im considering a build using a 2'x2'x7' rigid formed steel cabinet that is aproximatly 1/8" thick with a door on the front and back. I lean toward a horizontal offset reverse flow design. Also leaning towards propane for heat source with a cast iron pan over the heat for wood chips. I am torn between top opening or front opening. Kinda just fishing for advice before i start moving forward. I know many frown on propane heat due to risks of losing flame and building unburnt propane risk of possible explosion but having run a store bought propane smoker for the last 5+ years im fairly comfortable with it. Ive linked a picture of the cabinets. Ive got 2 of them and may get a 3rd for scrap parts.
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Re: Fishing for thoughts and ideas before starting my first build.

Post by towtruck » Yesterday, 3:35 pm

I can see that on it's side with the doors opening down out of your way or up and propped open. As far as propane if done correctly there is little danger. A cooker that big is going to use lots of gas to keep it all hot though.

post more pics as you build it out......looks like a good project. There are a few vertical gas cookers out there and that cabinet looks like a good one for that in the upright position. Build the right gas chamber for it to sit on and you might have a smoke house in the making.



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