Fabricating Reverse Flow Smoker W/Pics

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by meat hunter, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So far it looks great Meat Hunter.
    Nice work!
     
  3. texas-smoker

    texas-smoker Newbie

    Looks good so far!
     
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice build so far keep us posted thanks[​IMG]
     
  5. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meat Hunter,

    Very nice! Are you doing the welding? If so, I must admit you have some mad skills! What type of welder are you using?

    The only constructive comment I would make is that on some reverse flow units, I have see a down pipe from the baffle plate that terminates in a valve outside of the chamber which is used as a grease drain. Just a thought.

    Looking good so far, Can't wait to see more!
     
  6. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone for your comments. Yes a drain is included into the design. Could not imagine cleaning all tha goop out of something like this by hand LOL. Yes I do my own welding, thanks for the compliment. I use a Miller 210, (MIG). I wish I had 3-phase out where I live as there is a nice HOBART I'd like to pick up. Eventually I will sell this one an move up to a 250, (once I convince the wife LOL).


    By the way, LOVE your quote

    "Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!"

    HOW TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very nice work!! Question though....why didn't you put a drain where you welded the section to keep liquids from going into the bottom of the cooker? I have a similar setup and had the builder put a drain for me.
     
  8. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looking good. This sweet looking smoker will be heavy! Are you going to trailer it?
     
  9. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good! Nice fit up and pretty beads!

    Now get back to work so we can see some more pics[​IMG]

    What do you have in mind for the firebox? I can't wait to see
     
  10. matt1124

    matt1124 Fire Starter

    Thats looking really nice. Keep us updated with pics!
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great I look forward to more pics.
     
  12. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks again everyone for the comments. I did some more work today, but nothing worthy of pics. I need to pick up some more steel next week, so I will post more then.

    I have a question for you. As far as the chimney goes, is it better to have a straight pipe going up or an elbow coming out the side then up? Or does it not matter. Also, how far down into the smoker should the chimney go? I would think that a flush mount on the top would just let all the heat go right out quickly. Any helpful tips or ideas out there, SEND THEM MY WAY[​IMG]
     
  13. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I don't know how far into the cooking chamber the stack should stick, maybe make it telescopic and experiment to determine performance. I think that being flush on the inside will get you a better draw but cut down on some of the turbulance. The turbulance will help keep the smoke from stagnating, cooling and ending up on the food as creosote. Dampers, heat sheilds, deflectors and tuning plates are all part of the fun, making them adjustable could help with the fine tuning or just help drive you insane[​IMG]
     
  14. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Bring that stack all the way down to the grate level.
     
  15. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a really nice looking rig, M-H. I didn't realize you had this in a thread when I replied to your PM. AWESOME welding work!!
     
  16. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    LOL. I just seen you posted here. Thanks for the compliment. Been welding for several years, MIG that is. Never did get the hang of stick welding. Looking for a nice TIG welder now. Something I have always wanted to learn.
     
  17. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  18. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    10 bucks thats great keep it going thats the way i like to do things
     
  19. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meat Hunter,

    Very ingenious on the firebox and the homemade hinges. Man you do good work, and quickly too! I can't wait to see what is next, and ultimately some fantastic 'Que off of your new rig! [​IMG]

    As far as 10 bucks invested in your new smoker...I pi$$ away more than that for lunch...that is simply amazing! Keep the pics coming, as I am going to start a trailer mounted rig in the very near future, and I want to have all of the information that I can find as I start building.
     
  20. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looking great since its a reverse flow just bring the stack to the top of the smoker not into the smoker. Weld it flush and put a rain cap on it to keep the water out.
     

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