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jo- What do you think about this one ?

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:54 pm

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Re: jo- What do you think about this one ?

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:48 pm

Can't see the guts or how it works. Is it a reverse flow or is it just a fire box on one side of the tank. If its just a fire box on one side of the tank I don't think I'd want it because it would be too hard to regulate the heat.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:11 pm

looks like just a firebox on one side. I am looking at different ones just to see them. I don't like his design on that trailer.
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Postby TexasBred » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:51 pm

Here you go Sky. If you don't need this much cut it in half.

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Re: jo- What do you think about this one ?

Postby HDRider » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:14 pm

Jogeephus wrote:Can't see the guts or how it works. Is it a reverse flow or is it just a fire box on one side of the tank. If its just a fire box on one side of the tank I don't think I'd want it because it would be too hard to regulate the heat.

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Can you explain reverse flow?

Pic would be nice too...

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Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:30 pm

HD, what TB posted is a reverse flow and a great illustration of how to build one. Basically, your tank is divided by a plate and the heat and the smoke from the firebox has to pass under the plate then it comes up through the plate and goes back over the meat and out the chimney. The plate serves as a heat sink and a fireguard and keeps the temp steady and prevents any flareups in the cooking chamber. Its basically an idiot proof way to smoke meat. All you gotta do is remember to add a few sticks of wood to the box every hour and the chamber will stay at a steady temp based on how you set your air intakes in the box. Its the easiest and best way to smoke meats.
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Postby HDRider » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:33 pm

Jo,
I did not look at what TB posted. That was an excellent post on a cooker. I want it,, bad..

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Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:12 pm

if you ever cook on one you'll never want to cook on anything else.
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Postby greybeard » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:04 am

Jogeephus wrote:HD, what TB posted is a reverse flow and a great illustration of how to build one. Basically, your tank is divided by a plate and the heat and the smoke from the firebox has to pass under the plate then it comes up through the plate and goes back over the meat and out the chimney. The plate serves as a heat sink and a fireguard and keeps the temp steady and prevents any flareups in the cooking chamber. Its basically an idiot proof way to smoke meat. All you gotta do is remember to add a few sticks of wood to the box every hour and the chamber will stay at a steady temp based on how you set your air intakes in the box. Its the easiest and best way to smoke meats.

What is the purpose for the angle iron down the center of the plate?
To allow for using 2 narrower pieces rather than trying to get one wide long piece of 3/8 plate in there during assy?

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Postby Jogeephus » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:38 am

You got me on this unless he is using the angle iron so he can slope his plate so he can add a drain for the drippings. I wouldn't do it that way myself but I don't know why he's doing it that way.
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Postby greybeard » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:26 am

The drippings aspect does make sense.
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Postby Jogeephus » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:59 am

I can't see the picture very well but I looked at it again and if the angle iron is turned down to form a trough its surely the gutter to catch the grease. It should have a notch in it somewhere with a two inch pipe welded to that for an outlet. That's how mine is set up anyhow but I used a press to bend the center for the gutter. Without a press the angle iron makes a lot of sense and I would do the same. If you build one you definitely want a good sized pipe for a drain because the grease goms things up quick.
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Postby Commercialfarmer » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:28 am

How would a propane heat source work with that kind of design, where soaked wood was used for smoke but not the heat source?

I was thinking that as far as consistency, it might really do the trick. What's the down side?
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Postby Jogeephus » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:59 pm

I've seen some people do something along those lines and it works but the cost of the propane is the downside. I've got a friend who built a rotisserie with wood smoke and propane but you best have two tanks at the ready because it burns it up. Wood is free.
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Postby Commercialfarmer » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:43 pm

Jogeephus wrote:I've seen some people do something along those lines and it works but the cost of the propane is the downside. I've got a friend who built a rotisserie with wood smoke and propane but you best have two tanks at the ready because it burns it up. Wood is free.


That sure makes sense, hadn't thought out the amount of fuel for the duration of time it would take. I was thinking it could be set and wouldn't have to be babysat as much.
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