A dumb question from a newbe

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by 1961shasta, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. 1961shasta

    1961shasta Fire Starter

    I recently joined this forum since I want to build a small reverse flow smoker, (about a 20 gallon size), and I have seen how a reverse flow works, and I was just thinking why not drill a few small holes in the plate that guides the smoke to the other end and helps provide even heat over the length of the smoker so some goes up through the holes and the rest goes to the far end and back over the meat? like I said, I am new.
  2. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Hello 1961shasta and welcome to the forums,

    What you are describing is a variation on a conventional offset smoker and not a reverse flow.

    Nothing wrong with that, but it is not a RF.

    In a RF smoker, all the smoke takes the long way around.

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