Hello, I am considering a Backwoods Smoker, either Chubby or G2 Chubby, and have a question about their unique smoke/ventilation system. As I understand it, the smoke (and heat) goes from the firebox up the inside of a triple wall construction, out a 1/2" gap at the top of the smoking box, then back down to exit vents on the back bottom before going up the chimney vent.
I'm wondering if this system would eventually deposit soot, creosote and other smoke products on the inside of the walls which would be impossible to access, clean, etc.?
Also, does anyone using them think the smoke and heat distribution is equal to that of a smoker like a Humphrey's or Lone Star Grillz model, where the heat and smoke just rise straight up?
Finally, in the Backwoods, is the water pan 'insulated' from the firebox with a solid divider between them to make the smoke go up through the walls, and if so, how hot does it get?