When I retired my old smoker I looked at several different options including modifying a trailer model to add a swing tongue and winch to get it into my 12 ft garage. A vertical smoker would have been too tall and top heavy to load / haul in the toy hauler, they do smoke a lot more meat and have a real even temperature.
I had to have the welder cut the smokestacks down on this one to clear the bunks. You may have noticed these stacks are on the firebox side, for a horizontal smoker this one is a top of the line reverse flow with tuning plates and is made from 2 ft wide 1/4 inch pipe.
Compared to my old smoker with an open firebox and the issues with a hot spot and uneven temperatures, these adjustable tuning plates run across the center of the smoker to direct the heat across the bottom to other side where you can open/close the 3 inch plates to control the heat and the smoke reverse flows across four removable racks back up the stacks.
I'm luvin' it so far... I've had it a month and cooked for 50 at an RV Rally in March, had close to 100 fans at our tailgate this weekend and am expecting 150+ for a Church Under the Bridge lunch on the 9th.
Mike & Helen
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