How much charcoal should I expect to need?

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by keny, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. keny

    keny Fire Starter

    I'm just getting started building a rotisserie smoker out of a 36" diameter propane tank that's about 48" long. I've been smoking for about 8 years, but never had a cooker this big, so I'm just curious as to how much charcoal (if I don't have ready access to wood...) I might want to start with when cooking with a chamber this size? The firebox will be roughly 1/3 the size of the barrel. I know it'll take some trial and error, I just thought I could get a rough idea. Does twice the size equal twice the fuel, and so on? Any info. would be greatly appreciated. 

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