how to install a grease catch or grease trap in smoker?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by 1961shasta, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. 1961shasta

    1961shasta Fire Starter

    Well, my build is progressing, and after doing a search for "grease trap" and going through 7 pages of stuff I still cant find much.

    I see a few smokers with a 1 inch pipe and a shut off valve on the bottom to drain the grease, what is the best type of set up? where do you get that shut off valve? I see some with a water valve, is that OK?

    I have my RF plate bent in a slight V pattern so the juices will flow to the end and drip off in the center, I understand under that, in the bottom of the tank I need some way to catch and dispose of the grease, options? best set-ups?
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just after the end of your RF plate, put in a drain outlet (a coupling or some other female thread). Screw in a short nipple and a ball valve ( available at Lowe's). 1" will work, but mine is 1-1/2". Hang a small bucket from the valve and empty it when you're through cooking. I have a PVC adapter and some 1-1/2" PVC pipe that I run into the shrubbery to drain away the water when I steam out the CC. This has worked great for me.

    Good luck, Joe.
  3. I installed the RF plate with 2" angle on a 45 to act as a trough. I have a 2"dia drain pipe to a Ball valve that goes to a pail.

    This works great on my rig.


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