Charbroil Smoker, reverse flow mod!

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by smok'n steve, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  2. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thought about that too. With his mode though, no drip spout. Guess you have to put a large drip pan on the plate or it will get very messy.... Must say, he did a very fine job of it.
     
  3. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Also, he really must have wanted a reverse flow. I think a good baffle and the addition of tuning plates would have done basically the same thing.
     
  4. nh3b's

    nh3b's Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hummm, a couple of those pics look familiar[​IMG]
     
  5. smokinit

    smokinit Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I wish I had this kind of info when I started out 10yrs ago. Thanks I have a freind who just got one looks like me and my welder will be busy soon.
     
  6. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I thought that guy did a pretty cool job, like to have it for a weekend and see how it actually performs.

    Hey question ya for Smokinit---I have never used the baffle in my Lang for a water pan---mainly, I guess, because i have a good results without using water---Have you used yours with water and what is your opinion on results?

    Steve
     
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If ya wanted to have a propane smoker, why go through all that trouble, just buy a propane smoker![​IMG] Like crewdog said, a good baffle w/tuning plate mod would have done as good, with less money spent, and charcoal would still be the fuel of choice.
     
  8. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Propane is helpful sometimes,

    I use propane in my Lang 60 all the time. I put a commercial 20 inch gas oven burner in the firebox, and if I am lazy, i can get TBS all day long with just a few sticks on top. Primarily, it is a great fire starter, but does have advantages, if you get behind, and don't want bad smoke, just flip the switch and your in---TBS.

    Hey Capt, once you get experience with that reverse flow, you will want to convert everything! !
     
  9. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Does the wife count as "everything"?.

    All I am saying is: why buy an offset horizontal, if you are gonna convert it to full time propane(which I think is what the guy did). You can get more meat in a cabinet style gasser, and they are more efficient without the large long stack on them. It didn't look to me like he was using gas along with charcoal. Maybe I missed something(still up after getting up at 3 am this morning).[​IMG]
     
  10. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    "Does the wife count as "everything"?. " Not sure what you mean by that, but yes she does, my wife cuts my toenails and rubs my feet, HAHHA!!!!!

    Dan, maybe that mod ain't perfect, but using gas and firewood seems to work quite well with me, I am not sure what you mean by charcoal, because I don't use it that much, all I know for sure is that for good BBQ, you need consistent heat and smoke, I don't care how you get it. Heat costs money, either its in the form of gas, wood, charcoal, electricity, or Elliot Spitzers girlfriend. His mod really wasn't about gas, it was about reverse flow, anyone who wants to try this doesn't have to do his gas mod. But, I would be the first to say, options are nice when the turkeys in the smoker!!!!! Talk later my friend,
    Steve
     
  11. smokinit

    smokinit Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    No I never have but I have heard that it is not worth the trouble and isn't necessary because as you said the results with out it speeks for itself.
     
  12. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was curious if you'd tried it, but I agree with ya, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!!!
     
  13. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I mean as far as modifications go!, I was talking bout MY wife![​IMG]
     

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