The weight is the one thing i would change if i ( could ). By nature gravity feds are heavy. I have a superior ss-2 and basically another one with 4 racks instead of three. The one with 3 racks ofcourse has more room between the racks and i tend to like that more, even though the other has 4 racks. Think large items like briskets and butts, and do use use a rack inside a pan to cook whick raises the height of the items you're smoking so you need alittle clearance. Hope this helps and good luck.
02-15-2013 11:16 AM
Have any kind of heat diverter plate hinged or removable so that you can clean underneath it.
02-15-2013 11:46 AM
Figure out how to make a void so the ash will not pile up in the heat tube but instead just fall into the ash pan.
A second ash pan comes in handy also.
02-15-2013 01:35 PM
Thanks guys. Good stuff.
I have no idea what this thing will weigh, but it'll be heavy. I'm going to add HDPE runners on the back side, so i can tilt it over and slide it into the bed of my truck. In theory atleast.
I was going to make my heat diverter slide into the lowest rack runner. That way i can clean it, and modify if needed.
A second ash pan is a good idea. Maybe i'll size the ash chamber for a foil pan.
02-15-2013 02:14 PM
Originally Posted by frankH
Maybe i'll size the ash chamber for a foil pan.
I would go with a steel pan instead of foil pan, 1/2 size hotel pan should work. When you are cleaning a gravity feed smoker you will want a ash pan with some strength.
02-15-2013 05:32 PM
If your planning to do hot and fast cooking, then I would extend or divert the firebox heat tube (for lack of a better name).My superior tends to let the flame enter the smoking area causing nasty smoke and or grease fire.