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Old 01-07-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
Diesel Dave
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You can get a reverse flow hot enough to sear your meat.
Just get a hotter fire going on the box.
As to building the fire on the plate, I'd think not.
In a reverse flow there's really not enough room to build a fire between the plate and the cooking grate, well maybe remove the bottom grate and just use the top, if you're adding a top grate. But still I wouldn't do it in mine.

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