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Unread 11-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default To convert or not convert to reverse flow?

I have an offset stick burner that I'm considering converting to a reverse flow. Having never cooked on a reverse flow smoker I don't know if it would be worth the effort and expense. Your thoughts?

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Unread 11-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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I have a reverse flow offset, and a regular offset. I LOVE my reverse flow and will never
have anything else, BUT I'm not converting my other non-reverse-flow... I guess the
question is really to you. It depends on how good your current smoker is, whether it's worth the upgrade/change, whether you're better suited to just go purchase a Lang/Bubba Grills, etc. I'm sure there's quite a bit to learn about the proper room needed for the baffle, the proper opening at the end, proper grease drainage, moving the exhaust, etc.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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First, thanks for the reply. Second, sorry for the double post. The first one with the attachment didn't show up so I thought I did something wrong and posted again without the attachment.

I really enjoy the smoker the way it is. I don't mind rotating/turning as needed but it might be nice to set and forget as well.
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