How many BTU's?

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by fishinjoe, May 21, 2015.

  1. I am making a stainless smoker that is 48x24x16. Is there any way of calculating how many BTU's I need for this smoker. I am going with propane and and am trying to find a burner. Also do I need HP or LP? Thanks

    Joe
     
  2. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    A typical home gas oven uses up to 30,000 BTU/hr. Some go as low as 16,000 BTU/hr.

    On that size smoker considering typical smoking temps, but also the ability to go higher for chicken and such, I would SWAG it at 12,000 BTU/hr.

    If you plan to go no higher than about 275°F, you could use a burner of 8,000 BTU/hr.

    JM2CW, YMMV

    As for HP vs LP, I have no idea.
     
  3. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    It will work, but it is 10 times more burner than you need.
     
  4. I thought so but I am having a hard time finding burners. Do you know where sells them?
     
  5. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Here you go.

     
  6. Ok thanks a lot for the help.

    Joe
     

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