Is Thin Metal OK For a Fire Box?

Oct 31, 2019, 01:55 PM

Howdy Podcasters! On today's episode I'm talking about a question I get asked frequently. Is 1/8 inch steel too thin for a fire box? Here's an outline of the show for you to follow along with! Is 1/8 inch steel too thin? How I would reinforce the walls Would Insulation be helpful? Should you wrap the firebox with a second layer? Could you use 1/8 inch for the cook chamber? What if the door warps? Don't get too stressed out about your first smoker build!

Howdy Podcasters!
On today's episode I'm talking about a question I get asked frequently. Is 1/8 inch steel too thin for a fire box?
Here's an outline of the show for you to follow along with!
  • Is 1/8 inch steel too thin?
  • How I would reinforce the walls
  • Would Insulation be helpful?
  • Should you wrap the firebox with a second layer?
  • Could you use 1/8 inch for the cook chamber?
  • What if the door warps?
  • Don't get too stressed out about your first smoker build!

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