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Unread 04-17-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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I found this picture and want to follow these plans but one question i need help on the flues on the top barrel are below the great do you huys think this setup would still let the smoke hit the meat or just go from the bottom barrel right out under the meat?
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Unread 04-17-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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I would follow the plan. Grate level exhaust is a good thing.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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Cliff are you sayin cut the barrel in half and put the exhaust where the pic shows it?
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what are you saying you think you should raise the flues so the smokes has to fill the barrel before exiting?
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well chavo thats what i was wondering if i should do or would this plan work
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do you huys think this setup would still let the smoke hit the meat or just go from the bottom barrel right out under the meat?
Heat rises. So I'm guessing that putting the exhaust down lower would actually help retain more heat up top. Probably help it cook more evenly also...
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This type of smoker has been around for a long time. I'm sure it works just fine how it is.. Now you can always improve on everybody's ideas.. From the looks of it though the exhausts are allot smaller than the flues. I would think this means that there will be allot of smoke trapped in the drum until it is able to escape.
with that in mind I think it will be fine how it is..

With the idea that heat rises, the smoke should go to the top then will have to fall back down to exit the drum.
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From the pic the exhaust appears to be below the grate. I would move it to grate level.

Thawley got it.
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Before I discovered the uds thread, I had planned on building this smoker. If you like the double barrel concept you may be interested.

http://www.mtwnet.com/gallery/smoker?page=1
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Before I discovered the uds thread, I had planned on building this smoker. If you like the double barrel concept you may be interested.

http://www.mtwnet.com/gallery/smoker?page=1
Cool link...thanks for sharing Cliff.
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Just for perspective, my former Pitts N Spitt's had the start of the exhaust below the grate level.. I never noticed any issues with less than desireable smoke..

I think we'd be surprised to see how much smoke fills all parts of the chamber when the lid or door is closed.
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Nuttin' wrong with a DBS!!!
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do you guys think this will work instead of the bottom legs

http://www.globalindustrial.com/gcs/...rPicGroups.web
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bacardi, there's a double drum cradle that would work better, or you could just weld or bolt on angle iron on each end. It is possible to do the whole thing without buying a drum kit, if you are inventive enough with HVAC duct parts from Lowes. The Vogelzang stuff is the easiest way to build it, though.

My DBS has the chimney above the grate, and it works just fine. There are zero problems with getting or holding heat in a design in which the smoker barrel is directly above the fire chamber, and you will have dampers in the chimneys anyway. Controlling the temps is the goal, not raising them. My DBS goes from 150-500 degrees.

Here it is getting heated up for a smoke in spring...

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Double drum cradle...

http://www.globalindustrial.com/gcs/...web#gridAnchor
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