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Old 01-19-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Any opinions on smokerplans.net?
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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I've never been there. But smokerbuilder.com is a good one
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:42 PM   #3
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I've never been there. But smokerbuilder.com is a good one
Well I see that smokerbuilder has a link to smokerplans. Guessing they are the same.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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Honestly I built mine through research, and my own ideas. Don't cop out, and buy plans. It is simple make your fire box at least 30% the volume or your main chamber. Reverse flow, and enough intake, and exhaust to let the fire breath. Good luck man.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:48 AM   #5
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Don't cop out, and buy plans.
How is buying plans a cop out?
Is buying a shop manual for my Truck a cop out?
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Trucks are a little more complex than smokers. A book would help a do-it-yourselfer.

Smokers are easier to build if you have a plan to follow. We sketched our smoker plans out so everything would fit the first time. I have seen some builders that have made mistakes and had to redo parts of their build because they didn't think it all the way through.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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Here is one from Instructables

http://www.instructables.com/id/The-...oker/?ALLSTEPS
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I have seen some builders that have made mistakes and had to redo parts of their build because they didn't think it all the way through.
This is what I want to avoid.
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