Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk


Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.

Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
Got rid of the matchlight.
Join Date: 03-31-13
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Default Reverse flow Double Barrel Smoker?

Well after cooking out of a WSM for the past few years I'm looking to increase my cooking capacity by building a double barrel smoker based on the popular "Big Baby" build. I'm still in the planning stages and I'm considering altering it to make it a reverse flow setup by running only one flue and adding a baffle plate to force the heat and smoke down the cooking chamber and back across the cooking grates to a single chimney. I know traditionally the double barrel setup isn't designed this way but I like the theory of the Lang-style cookers and I can't see why it wouldn't work on a smaller scale. That said, has anybody built one with this idea in mind?
Procrustes is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-01-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
BBQ Bandit
Babbling Farker
BBQ Bandit's Avatar
Join Date: 02-15-08
Location: Harrisburg, PA

The short answer: yes and no.
Yes built one years ago. Revised it three times, and didn't reverse flow.

Building using one flue between the barrels will not produce enough airflow and maintain temps high enough. Have tried using one flue barely able to reach 200 degrees. Learned that the hard way. Had to tear down and install a second flue. Added a difusser plate inside the upper barrel to even the temps. The smoker only lasted one season.

Here's the history of that drawn out tale.
Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, and a 22.5 WSM

Former smokers;
Lang 84 Deluxe kitchen, Lang 60 Mobile - The Damsel II, Lang 48 Patio - The Damsel, Bubba Keg Grill - RIP, Double Barrel Smoker and a BSKD
BBQ Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
Got rid of the matchlight.
Join Date: 03-31-13
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Thanks for the heads up! Do the barrel smoker builds typically only last a season or two?
Procrustes is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
Full Fledged Farker
BB-Kuhn's Avatar
Join Date: 12-27-12
Location: North Aurora, IL

I think he means that he just stopped using it after one season.
Cat Daddy's BBQ : 22.5 WSM / PBC / Weber OTG 22.5 Cajun Bandit / Smokey Joe Gold
BB-Kuhn is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-02-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
Join Date: 09-16-10
Location: canton, ga
Default Double Barrel Smoker

Per BBQ Bandit's comments...Voglezang sells the needed hardware. Friend built one with connecting stack on each end...smokes great.
gt1043 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.