Cooking Surface to RF Plate Distance

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by augieascot, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. augieascot

    augieascot Newbie

    Hello All. I’ve started my first smoker build and have a couple questions. First question is how close can the lower cooking surface be to the Reverse Flow Plate? Is 2” to close?

    I’ll stick to one question at a time I guess. Here’s a couple of pictures. The square in the pic is a 6 incher.

    CC is 23” X 36”, FB will be 19” X 20” X 20”.

    Thanks for reading.


  2. nwbhoss

    nwbhoss Smoking Fanatic

    My RF plate is ending up at 4" from the lower cook surface on the smoker I am building. I am definitely no expert but I would think that since we are using indirect heat with the RF plate heat soaking around 225* and air moving around it that you should be fine 
  3. augieascot

    augieascot Newbie

    Thanks for the input NWBHoss. I think I'm going to be fine. If somehow it does become a problem I can always move the bottom cooking surface up. My biggest mistake on this deal was not starting out with a completed drawing. But all it takes is a grinder, welder, and some time to change things. And maybe a couple beers.

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  4. nwbhoss

    nwbhoss Smoking Fanatic

    I cannot believe how many changes I have made to my reverse flow since I started. Gone thru a few grinding discs for sure! 

    This site has a ton of good info and they are willing to help as long as you ask and listen. 

    It took me a long time to understand how the calculator works to get the sizes correct. DaveOmak was a huge help!

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