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Newbie 250 RF first build.Firebox question.

 
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DonovansSmokeShack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15 16 7:21 am    Post subject: Newbie 250 RF first build.Firebox question. Reply with quote

Hello all smokers. My question is, does the size of the firebox matter being heated by a 100,000 btu burner?
250 gallon Reverse Flow.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15 16 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you putting a gas burner assist in a stick burner. that is a lot of safety red flags popping up in my mind.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15 16 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion heat and draw are one in the same whether it is gas or wood fire. But I just build wood fired offset cookers so I could be wrong. I hope you plan on having some safety shut offs in place for that burner so you are not creating a bomb if the fire snuffs out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15 16 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been lurking this forum for some time and I am definatley taking safety precautions with thermocouples, remote thermometers, shut offs etc... I added a picture so you can see the firebox.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15 16 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15 16 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to seeing how she turns out. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16 16 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look. But 100'000 but will be like having a propane salamander blowing into your pit?? Wish I knew more about gas.

With the turn down "chimney" looks like you could almost back the pit over a campfire and be cooking, LOL.

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Looking forward to seeing this project through. Please keep posting, I love learning through others projects.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16 16 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Btu will be adjustable. Definatley going to get to temp easy.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24 16 8:03 am    Post subject: Done. Reply with quote

I skipped alot of picture steps being my first time touching a welder. Learned alot. It hits 430° in 15 minutes. Temperature difference is only five degrees top to bottom with a hot spot on baffle plate above burn box. Two top shelves and guides are removable for whole hog. Smoke time with five hickory splits total @ 6 hours. Anyhoots. ..here are a few pics with end results. Her name is Petunia.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25 16 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonovansSmokeShack Looks like you got her figured out Exclamation
Food looks pretty tasty Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 25 16 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your cooker she looks great DonovansSmokeShack. Very Happy
Mighty fine looking eats as well. Very Happy
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