My first build.

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by jch13157, Jan 1, 2015.


  1. Hello everybody

        So here is the start of my first ever build. I've been looking over a lot of build posts on the site,but still cant decide what style will work best for me. I've been smoking for a couple years now with a store bought offset smoker and have had pretty good luck with it,but its the only smoker i have used.  I was originally thinking of making this a direct flow.  Now after a little research not sure if that's for the best. Even heat and good temp control are my biggest concerns . So any thoughts or advice are greatly appreciated. Is the direct flow a good choice for this or is  RF a better option or even making an offset like im used to using?  Thanks in advance.              

                  John
     
  2. RF will be a lot better.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. So been to busy to start building yet, but have been getting all the materials and parts together i have everything i need when i start. Decided a RF is going to work the best for me (thanks David) and used Feldons calculator to figuer out the specks. Everything looked good except for the chimney pipe. I was going to use 3" pipe, but the calculator says with 3" i need 1215ci, and 13 feet of pipe. Does that sound right, and if so does it matter how i use the pipe? Am i better off using larger pipe,say 6" or making 3 stacks with the smaller pipe?
     

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