Has anyone ever built a reverse flow rotisserie smoker?

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by mrrmobile, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. mrrmobile

    mrrmobile Fire Starter

    I have been toying with the idea of designing one of these and was just wondering if anyone had done it already? I think it would be the best of both worlds. 

    Any thoughts????
  2. I remember that one. It would be hard to top.
  3. mrrmobile

    mrrmobile Fire Starter

    That smoker is similar to the ABS Judge I recently cooked on.  I liked it, but I want to go a step further.  I want to build a smoker that has a centrally located fire box that feeds three separate cooking chambers.  I want to have the rotisserie on the right side of the fire box, reverse flow on the left and a rib box on top of the fire box.  Each will be controlled with dampers and baffles to be able to maintain different temperatures in each box.  This way, i could cook whole hog, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork butt all at the same time and only have to manage one fire.  Since the fire box will be at the end of the rotisserie instead of being along the length of it, I am wondering if I put a reverse flow plate in the bottom, would it cook evenly?  I recently entered into a contest and had a rotisserie cooker loaded with pork butts and the racks flipped and ALL of my pork butts went into the fire box.  It was a disaster!  This will prevent that from ever happening.  Plus, I may be on to a new trend.. LOL
  4. Reverse flows give very even temps across. Ask solaryellow.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ron, Is that the rig your bringing to the gathering?

    I sure hope so, I would love to see it in action.
  6. Yep, it will be there. I'm looking forward to a great weekend Al. See ya there
  7. mrrmobile

    mrrmobile Fire Starter

    anyone have any thoughts on this?

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