oink
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
el_matt
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 12-08-09
Location: Turlock, California
Default Firebox questions

I'm SLOWLY working on a vertical offset, kind of like a Bandera. My questions regarding the firebox only are...
1. If I go uninsulated, what's the minimum thickness I need?
2. If insulated, what should the internal and external thicknesses be?
3. Can I use fire brick as the insulation? I have quite a bit so don't need to buy any.
4. Can sand be used as insulation(a friend wanted to know)?

Once I finally get going on this thing, I'll hopefully be able to add some pictures.

Matt
el_matt is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 01-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
smoke-n-my-i's
is One Chatty Farker
 
smoke-n-my-i's's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-27-07
Location: Eustis, FL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by el_matt View Post
I'm SLOWLY working on a vertical offset, kind of like a Bandera. My questions regarding the firebox only are...
1. If I go uninsulated, what's the minimum thickness I need?
2. If insulated, what should the internal and external thicknesses be?
3. Can I use fire brick as the insulation? I have quite a bit so don't need to buy any.
4. Can sand be used as insulation(a friend wanted to know)?

Once I finally get going on this thing, I'll hopefully be able to add some pictures.

Matt
I am no expert so just my thoughts....
1. minimum of 1/4" thick steel
2. same as 1
3. yes
4. yes

hope this helps some. I have seen quite a few offsets and most all use a minimum of 1/4" steel. I have heard of using fire bricks as well as sand for insulation although have not seen any using either. Hope this helps some. remember, google is your friend.
__________________
KCBS Member
Smoke-N-My-I's Competition BBQ Team
2 Chargriller SuperPros with SFB's(retired)
2 UGLY drum smokers
Weber 22 1/2" & 18 1/2" Kettle
Super fast RED Thermapen
Screaming fast ORANGE Thermapen
KCBS Certified Table Captain
KCBS Certified Judge
smoke-n-my-i's is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 01-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
BBQ Bandit
Babbling Farker
 
BBQ Bandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-15-08
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Default

There's a thread on the original MOAB... a Klose built Mother Of All Banderas.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=10382
The specs start @ post #10 under that thread.

Give Bigdog a buzz... he's the current caretaker of that pit.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...&postcount=136

__________________
Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, and a 22.5 WSM

Former smokers;
Lang 84 Deluxe kitchen, Lang 60 Mobile - The Damsel II, Lang 48 Patio - The Damsel, Bubba Keg Grill - RIP, Double Barrel Smoker and a BSKD
BBQ Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 01-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
jestridge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Join Date: 12-28-07
Location: annville ky
Default

If you have firebricks you can go with lot less thickness. But 1.4 would be the min I would use if nobricks
jestridge is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pit build - firebox questions Crazy Tex Q-talk 24 12-30-2010 08:32 PM
Firebox Questions woodburner Q-talk 5 05-12-2010 06:43 PM
Firebox Questions coachin&smokin Q-talk 2 04-26-2010 05:52 PM
BBQ-Guru on an offset firebox smoker ? / Guru questions Don Marco Q-talk 16 09-24-2007 03:58 PM
Got my FIREBOX!! evilpsych Q-talk 13 03-08-2005 06:08 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum. If it doesnt find results at first, hit search a few times more.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.