Reverse Flow smoker questions -

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by generalee, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. generalee

    generalee Fire Starter

    Picking up my new & first ever reverse flow smoker I have a few questions:

    (New to the reverse flow, but not to smoking in general)

    1. Seasoning & burn in? preferred methods?  And should I throw some meats on there as tests during the seasoning runs?

    2. Water pan or Not?  I have previously used 2 water pans in other smoke runs.  I like how it helps, but not sure how it relates to a reverse flow.

    3. This has an upper rack for food as well (never had one before) Are there food safety issues to consider by having say poultry on the top rack, & pork on the bottom, etc... do I need to worry about fats/juices dripping down & possibly contaminating foods below?

    Any other tips I need to know about?

    All help of new smoker to follow later tonight!
  2. Happy smoken.

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  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello , Generalee.David has you coverd , however , practice that 'patience' , you'll see the benefits now...

    Have fun and . . .
  4. buttburner

    buttburner Meat Mopper

    Agree with the others

    but I never out poultry on top of other meat


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