I read the thread about the various mods to enhance the CGSPs performance but have not seen much in the way of reverse flow mods.
Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.
Thanx in advance, UpInFlames
I have a smoking pro. I turned it into a reverse flow by flipping over the charcoal pan and mounting it tight to the firebox opening. I moved the standard smoke stack to the side with the firebox. I also added rails & grates inside the smoking chamber to put drip/water pans. I also added a brace in center of the smoker to keep the sides from bowing. The reverse flow works well. The flow side (opposite the fire box) runs about 30 degrees warmer than the firebox side. Though, I am having draw problems on the smoker. I can keep the smoker at 320, and it likes to sit at ~250. Below 250, it becomes hard to maintain the chamber temperature. I have not tried to seal the smoking chamber, yet; that is this springs work. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also in general, the smoking pro does not do well in wind; reverse flow makes this more pronounced.
i have done all the mods to my smoking pro and did a revers flow mod as well i have had no problems keeping temps around 225 to 250 it all depends on how much fuel i put in the charcoal basket.i just use vent tube to move smoke stake to other side and have had no problems with the draw of the smoker yet. i got 5 hour burn at 230 from 2 and a half chimney starters using the minion method.