Reverse Flow or Tuning Plates

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by e9er, May 3, 2012.

  1. e9er

    e9er Newbie

    I'm going to up grade my smoker what is the best, Reverse Flow or Tuning Plates.Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    What is the best? Well I'd say that's a Ford vs Chevy, Apples or Oranges question. A quality rig, whether it be standard or reverse flow, can't be beat.
     
  3. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    If you go with tuning plates you will not have relocate the stacks.  less work [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  4. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    I would say that it is up to you.  Reverse  Flow's also have a radiant heat aspect that isn't true so much with tuning plates.  You will have to relocate the stacks for RF.  The plate will be be and easy install.  Tuning plates will be trial and error to some degree.  You may have to make several attempts before finding what will work best. 

    My preference would be RF.  If you build from scratch, consider a down draft design.
     

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