ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


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

Notices

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.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 04-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
Day
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-14-13
Location: Lucerne
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Reverse flow smoker

Started building my own smoker. Planning on RF design. What do you guys think about the RF design? Pros and Cons. Thanks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (55.2 KB, 205 views)
Day is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
Lake Dogs
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
Lake Dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-14-09
Location: Lake Sinclair, GA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Have cooked on regular non-RF offsets and cooked on 2 RF offsets. I wont have any other (than RF) now. Even heat and smoke distribution....
__________________
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.
Lake Dogs is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
BBQ Bandit
Babbling Farker

 
BBQ Bandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-15-08
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Have owned (3) reverse flow smokers of different sizes - great versatile pits.
Nothing like the BBQ version of heavy metal!
__________________
Lang 84 Deluxe Kitchen known as "The Glamazon" , Custom Klose Backyard Chef... of Snot, and a 22.5 WSM

Former smokers;
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


Unread 04-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
dwfisk
Babbling Farker

 
dwfisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-01-12
Location: Fairfield, FL
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

I already like it, a LOT! Just make sure you get the firebox right (or up-sized) and the intake & exhaust right! I'm just guessin at size, but 1 or 2 at 6 inch exhausts and good intake on the firebox will get you set up!

PS: Love them millers too!
__________________
I'm Dave
Weber 26.75 OTG w/CI grates & SJ/WSM Mini
Home built 24"x72" reverse flow stick burner trailer with 18"x44" grill w/CI grates and upright SS gas oven/smoker.
Home built 48" fire pit with a 30"x30" Santa Maria style ranch grill.
Home built lump charcoal retort, iGrill & a bunch of other cooking toys.
dwfisk is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
buttburnersbbq
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 03-19-12
Location: waxhaw,nc
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Reverse flow is the way to go. It cooks evenly and will not cook on anything else since I got one.
__________________
2- 22.5 WSM , 150 Gallon Offset , 250 Gallon Reverse Flow
buttburnersbbq is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
Day
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-14-13
Location: Lucerne
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dwfisk View Post
I already like it, a LOT! Just make sure you get the firebox right (or up-sized) and the intake & exhaust right! I'm just guessin at size, but 1 or 2 at 6 inch exhausts and good intake on the firebox will get you set up!

PS: Love them millers too!
Demensions on the body are 3x3x5. The baffle and cut out will be 6" tall 14" wide at the burn box end. A little taller at opposite end. I was planning a single 6" flu. What size of burn box would you guess? I was thinking 24" deep 36" to 40" wide. 36" tall.

Only a Miller!!
Day is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
jgibb
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
jgibb's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-30-13
Location: Youngstown, OH
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'll let you know in about 2 weeks - mine is being built as we speak. I'm super excited about it. My understanding is that it is THE way to go! :)
jgibb is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #8
bbqwilly
is One Chatty Farker

 
bbqwilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-03-12
Location: Chickamauga, Ga
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I love the RF design. There is alot to be said for a cooker that cooks evenly on both sides.
Looking forward to more updates of your build.
bbqwilly is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
morgaj1
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Join Date: 09-06-11
Location: Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Only thing is, if those welds are going to be made with a Miller, they won't hold smoke. Now if you had a Lincoln, that would be a different story
__________________
Eric

A nation of sheep will soon have a government of wolves - Edward R. Murrow
morgaj1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #10
Butt Rubb'n BBQ
Full Fledged Farker
 
Butt Rubb'n BBQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-07-12
Location: Woodstock ga
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

It's the only way to go. Who let a Auburn fan on this site. Roll Tide!
Butt Rubb'n BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
morgaj1
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Join Date: 09-06-11
Location: Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Butt Rubb'n BBQ View Post
Roll Tide!
Hey, this is a family site. No profanity like that!
__________________
Eric

A nation of sheep will soon have a government of wolves - Edward R. Murrow
morgaj1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #12
martyleach
Babbling Farker

 
martyleach's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-17-10
Location: Pleasanton, Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I would love to build a RF. I think I have a lot selling to do on the wife side though....
__________________
Large Big Green Egg, Cold smokehouse,
Santa Maria pit, Backwoods Chubby,
26.75" Weber OTG, Weber Performer, WGA
MAK One Star Pellet Grill, Smokey Joe Gold, Jumbo Joe Gold, Custom wooden handles for BBQ's made by Marty Leach (oh, that's me)

www.amlwoodart.com
martyleach is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #13
billyc1030
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 04-10-13
Location: Clifton, VA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Sounds like RF is the way to go. That said, I built mine out of a 250 gallon propane tank as a single pass and I can maintain nearly even temp from one end to the other (within 5 degrees). It wasn't that way when I first built it, but I built a new firebox and redesigned the heat distro system a couple of years ago. Now it has 6 adjustable 1'x2' tuning plates. The gap between plates goes from about a half inch between the first two to about 6 inches between the last two. So single pass can work, if done right.
billyc1030 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-16-2013, 06:39 AM   #14
dwfisk
Babbling Farker

 
dwfisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-01-12
Location: Fairfield, FL
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

Sounds like you have it covered! There are plenty of calculators out there on the web if you want to check. Here is a link to one in a previous post on here.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...23&postcount=2

Can't wait to see the complete build!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Day View Post
Demensions on the body are 3x3x5. The baffle and cut out will be 6" tall 14" wide at the burn box end. A little taller at opposite end. I was planning a single 6" flu. What size of burn box would you guess? I was thinking 24" deep 36" to 40" wide. 36" tall.

Only a Miller!!
__________________
I'm Dave
Weber 26.75 OTG w/CI grates & SJ/WSM Mini
Home built 24"x72" reverse flow stick burner trailer with 18"x44" grill w/CI grates and upright SS gas oven/smoker.
Home built 48" fire pit with a 30"x30" Santa Maria style ranch grill.
Home built lump charcoal retort, iGrill & a bunch of other cooking toys.
dwfisk is online now   Reply With Quote


Reply

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

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
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.
no new posts