Need help on my side grill for my comp rig

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bigsal51, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    Need help. should i cut one door on my grill or should i cut 2 doors. The grill is 20in dia. 49in long.

    WELDS are getting much better.

    GOT MY 40# box of RUB today woohooo
  2. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    I say 2 less area opening the less heat goes out,,,,
  3. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would do two. However, I would cut them different sizes. I like one larger and one smaller.

  4. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Two is better than one. Less weight to lower and raise, less area to lose heat, and no loss in functionality (unless you're wanting to stuff a whole hog or something else "big" on there. Dimensions are up to you--what you have marked is probably about what I'd do--maybe just a bit smaller. That's all personal preference/trial and error.

    It's looking really nice.

    Best of luck.
  5. ubekewl454

    ubekewl454 Fire Starter

    If you go one door you will probably need counterweights or strong arms. I like the 2 doors different size idea though.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What they all said ^^^^^
  7. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    WHaT size stack do i need for this pit. Should i use 1 or 2. I need to know asap i am going for pipe in the morning.
  8. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    I'd say at least 4"--6" if you can get it. It's easier to close off a pipe that is too big (using your damper) than it is to open one up farther when it is too small.

    Hope I didn't find this too late for you.
  9. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    Thanks i got a 4in I thaink its going to match my smoker.

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