I was inspired by Boykjo's reverse flow when he posted it last year. A couple years ago I gave a friend an old smoker that I had bought about a decade ago. After he built his UDS he wasn't using it anymore and I told him I would be happy to have it back. Well today we were supposed to work on the big smoker but the rain made that a little tough to do so we worked on modifying the other one to make it into a reverse flow like the big smoker. Mini-Me has been on several wheeling trips like Windrock, Tellico and a few other places. It started off life as a CharBroil offset smoker.
After removing the chimney, we created a template using the old opening to move it to the other side.
Then it got torched out.
Laying out our cuts for the RF plate and the patch for where the chimney used to be.
Getting everything in place.
Making things permanent.
Patching the old chimney hole in back.
With the grates back in after welding and some paint.
Then it was time for a seasoning run with some good ol' Nature Glo lump.
Smoke is coming from the right side which is a good sign.
The draft working as hoped for.
Can't wait to cook on it soon. I am hoping to use more wood than lump with it.
Edited by solaryellow - 1/23/12 at 4:41pm