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Old 07-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
Cabin Fever
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Join Date: 06-23-11
Location: Orange, VA
Question How exactly does a Backwoods/Humphrey's style smoker work?

I've always been a little confused about this so please let me know if I have it right.

1. Heat and smoke travel up through the wall of the cooker and enter the cook chamber through an opening/vent in the top.

2. Heat and smoke travel down and exit through a vent at the bottom of the cook chamber below the bottom grate.

3. Smoke travels back up where it finally exits out the exhaust.

Does that sound about right? Also, could someone please explain how the heat diverter works in these things? I thought the water pan was the heat diverter? I've seen several pics of the insides of these cookers, but can't spot what the heat diverter looks like. Anyway, any input on these cabinet style cookers would really be appreciated folks.
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