Started a rehab brinkman reverseflow build


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    Started a rehab brinkman reverseflow build

    Took a free smoker and turning into a reverse flow pit. So far it's going good and can't wait to finish

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    Nice! It reminds me to thaw some Ribs for this weekend!


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    Looks good! Did you use a pit calculator for your firebox size? The first one I built wouldn't draft very well. Used this the next go round and it made a world of difference!

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    Would ya'll care to explain how a reverse flow smoker works, in country folks terms of course, I mean it looks like all the good stuff ( smoke ) would exit before it gets to the meat?

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    Basically it is a firebox on one end attached to as cooking chamber buy way of a half moon shaped hole. It also has a chimney/smoke stack at the same end of the cooking chamber as the fire box is on. Individual overlapping plates or a solid plate begin at the top of the half moon hole and run the length of the chamber, except for a small gap at the other end. As the heat and smoke flow out of the fire box and under the plates, the plates get hot and give off radiant heat much like an oven. Then to exit the chamber, the smoke has to travel back across the meat on the cooking surface, above the plates, to get out of the stack at the other end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browning_gold_12 View Post
    Looks good! Did you use a pit calculator for your firebox size? The first one I built wouldn't draft very well. Used this the next go round and it made a world of difference!

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    Yes sir

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    Thanks BG12, I see now

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    Here's the thread where I built mine.

    http://www.arkansashunting.net/showthread.php?t=124335

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    Redneck Jeenious Engineering!
    I love it!

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    Also here is a little idea on what you can do with that small firebox you cut off... I am grill poor... Every cylindrical object I see I think of how I could make a cooker out of it!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by browning_gold_12 View Post
    Also here is a little idea on what you can do with that small firebox you cut off... I am grill poor... Every cylindrical object I see I think of how I could make a cooker out of it!!



    That's a bad azz smoker you built!

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    That is sweet!!!

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    Instead of having one long solid plate, mine are 8" wide and have a piece of 1/4"x 2" flat iron welded across one end so they will overlap the next plate. That way I can take them all out and put a charcoal basket in the bottom and grill.

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    Cut the firebox door yesterday evening and listen listen to a fired up gobbler the whole I did it

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    Nice!!! Plasma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by browning_gold_12 View Post
    Nice!!! Plasma?
    Yes sir

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    First run the pit did ok but needs more draft so I'm adding a larger smoke stack

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    I would think your stack also needs to come out of the top part of the cooking chamber as the heat and smoke will be more accumulated there. Also another trick I used to get the smoke flowing out of the firebox was to build a "ramp" in the top of the firebox. Open the thread I posted about my build and look at the 6th and 14th pictures. The ceiling of my firebox is slanted upwards from the door opening to the cooking chamber opening. It eliminates any turbulence in the top of the firebox impeding the draft. In the 14th pic you can just see the heat lines from the welds inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browning_gold_12 View Post
    I would think your stack also needs to come out of the top part of the cooking chamber as the heat and smoke will be more accumulated there. Also another trick I used to get the smoke flowing out of the firebox was to build a "ramp" in the top of the firebox. Open the thread I posted about my build and look at the 6th and 14th pictures. The ceiling of my firebox is slanted upwards from the door opening to the cooking chamber opening. It eliminates any turbulence in the top of the firebox impeding the draft. In the 14th pic you can just see the heat lines from the welds inside.
    I mounted my stack below my cook rack so the smoke has to come across my meat. I cut the old stack of and went larger and it works awesome! I had to cut back on the damper because it climbed to 300 with the firebox door closed and the inlets wide open

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