Gravity feed smoker plans

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Re: Gravity feed smoker plans

Post by Tim Schmidt » December 26th, 2014, 8:47 pm

Puff glad things are going well. How large of wood chonks are you putting into your feed tube?



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Re: Gravity feed smoker plans

Post by Tom_Heath » December 26th, 2014, 9:06 pm

LOL. Heck you can change up you numbers to 90% if you go with a pellet.


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Re: Gravity feed smoker plans

Post by Puff » December 26th, 2014, 9:22 pm

Hi Tim,

I'd built a large log splitter and when the oak splits, it creates small splints about 6-12" long and from 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick. I now also cut 4-6 in long "logs" and split them into 1" or so splits. Kinda like lump charcoal but wood. They have been drying for a few months now and I have about two 55 gallon pails full that burn well. I also re-split a bunch of seasoned logs I have here that are about 2 years old now. Alleyrat told me to put small sized chunks into the ash clean out under the fire and they burn very well


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Re: Gravity feed smoker plans

Post by Tom_Heath » December 26th, 2014, 11:56 pm

Yes they will. That's a fact.


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Re: Gravity feed smoker plans

Post by Pennywise » December 29th, 2014, 7:26 am

Pit_Doctor wrote:LOL. Heck you can change up you numbers to 90% if you go with a pellet.


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DIY plans for gravity fed smoker.

Post by denis.clay » September 12th, 2021, 8:54 pm

I am building a large, horizontal, offset, reverse flow smoker. The smoke chamber is over 6 feet long, and 30 inches in diameter. The firebox is also round, 26 inches in diameter, and 30 inches long. I would like to add a gravity fed device and automate the feed to regulate the temperature.
Are there any DIY plans available for this large of a smoker?



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Re: Gravity feed smoker plans

Post by Dirtytires » September 13th, 2021, 12:05 pm

Nope.



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Re: DIY plans for gravity fed smoker.

Post by tinspark » September 13th, 2021, 3:00 pm

denis.clay wrote:
September 12th, 2021, 8:54 pm
I am building a large, horizontal, offset, reverse flow smoker. The smoke chamber is over 6 feet long, and 30 inches in diameter. The firebox is also round, 26 inches in diameter, and 30 inches long. I would like to add a gravity fed device and automate the feed to regulate the temperature.
Are there any DIY plans available for this large of a smoker?
This was discussed a few weeks ago.
I would go another route if it were me.
Unless you have a cheap and endless supply of fuel for the thing.
The one that was built a while back was a fuel hog as BigT and Frank Cox mentioned in the post I attached below..
http://www.smokerbuilder.com/forums/vie ... 31#p121131
Frank has some recommendations in this post also, but it seems ,like it is still a working theory. Unless you wanna take on a challenge and go with the recommendations. It would actually be pretty cool once any bugs are worked out of it if any..

If It were me, I would think about revamping the offset that you mention (if needed) or making a reverse flow out of it.


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