Stack placement help

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by evilkrayon, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. evilkrayon

    evilkrayon Newbie

    Hello i building a horizontal offset smoker. For the grill section im using a pipe thst is 36" long and 20"OD. One end of the pipe has a flat plate welded to it and the other end has a headcap on it. I was wondering what kind of difference it would make if i put the the stack with a 90° elbow on it into the center of the headcap instead of placing it at a highpoint like everyone else.
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like my stack location. It is at the center point of the lower grate. This location keeps the temps very even and allows the smoke to cross over meat on the upper grate and the lower grate. IMO, if the stack is higher, it robs the lower grate of smoke

    This has been the results of my smoker. Others may have a very different opinion.
  3. evilkrayon

    evilkrayon Newbie

    Awesome. I didn't think it'd be a huge difference. My thought was that the smoke would stay in the grill area longer if anything
  4. ahumadora

    ahumadora Smoking Fanatic

    Why use a 90 degree elbow?   

    Can't you mate the pipe straight into the head tube?

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