You read it right! This thing is a BEAST! This Smoker was custom designed for Bill at Big Pappa Bill's BBQ in Washington State. He said He needed a Huge Smoker and this is it! 500 Gallon Propane tank, Square Fire Box Right side, HUGE WARMING CABINET! with room for 8 racks on 4" centers, Cook chamber has 3 racks that has been engineered to easily hold up to 200 Lbs of meat or more on each rack! All Racks are removable, Warming Cabinet has separate dampers enabling totally separate temperature control, The Cook Chamber has one Huge Door making it easy to smoke 1 or more whole hogs depending on the size of the Hog and still have room for other stuff on the top rack. It's HUGE! Our Smoker Plans will help you make perfect Barbeque! Here's a Note I just got from Bill today: This is really cool to see Frank! You and your team of engineers did a killer job of taking my ideas and putting them on paper! Your drawings are fairly easy to understand and I could NOT be happier with your drawings and I am sure that once my build is done, Big Pappa's Beast will perform perfectly!! I plan on putting this cooker on an 18' Tandem Axle trailer with room for a corn roaster in the front and maybe even add a 2nd unit back to back with this one!! If you include the warming racks, there is around 13,000 square inches of cooking space!! This should easily handle parties of up to 500 per load!! Thanks Smokerplans.net!!
I bought the plans because I knew that material isn’t cheap and I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. As soon as I downloaded the drawings I had exactly what I needed , what I didn’t expect was the support they offer. If you have any questions they answer them. And as I have found out by talking to frank with a calculator in my hand as he rattled off numbers, a lot of math goes into what they do. If you’re serious about building a smoker order the plans they cost way less than one mistake will cost you in time and materials.
Perfect size for me, they stick down and out enough for me to reach the handle when the door is open, my cooking grates are at waist height so I needed a handle that came down enough I could reach it when the door was fully open and these fit the bill. I was able to plug weld a 1/2” round bar between them with no problem. They do come with millscale and will need to be hit with a flap disk before welding.