Firebox

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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Cully1892
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Firebox

Post by Cully1892 » October 3rd, 2019, 5:02 pm

I am building my first smoker and I have the chamber complete and looking for advice on what size the firebox should be. The chamber is a 275 gallon tank.

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Re: Firebox

Post by Big T » October 3rd, 2019, 6:12 pm

I would say that it depends on the diameter of your tank and if it's a trailer mount or stationary. If you put a narrow FB on a wide tank it can be a pain to fit and it looks strange IMO. Here's a link to the calculator if you haven't found it http://bbqpitcalculator.com/ or we'll be glad to help you out if you give us a little more info.


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Re: Firebox

Post by jadstar » October 3rd, 2019, 6:14 pm

Welcome.... You have come to the right place ! There are many very talented people here to help! The are calculator's within this site that will give info your looking for. Enjoy your build

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Re: Firebox

Post by Frank_Cox » October 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm

Yep, :yth:
For the cubic inches and tuning number use the pitcalc.
I like to start with the diameter of the tank or so for the first dimension. the second dimension I do is height. for trailers cooked on from the ground using spring hangers I recommend no taller than 24 inches to keep the ground clearance. then manipulate the 3rd number to get to the desired tune. we typically recommend between 100% and 107%
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