Center FireBox Rear Facing reverse Flow Trailer Build

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Original poster
Jul 5, 2011
Hays, ks
This is our build of our first smoker.

Let me know what you think and check it out. 

The tank was an old water storage tank, the original size was over 11 ft long now it is 5 1/2ft long and 3 foot diameter.

It had to be removed from the basement in 6 peices as the house was build around it

There are five reverse flow plates that can be easily moved out for cleaning and the air intake 

it a pipe system with the large handle so its easily adjusted.



There is a lot of pictures and the project is on its last leg of being done so this is kinda a build recap.

It was a learning experience as none of us had built a trailer. It turned out great and i wouldn't change to much.


Here is our first dry fit with a rolling trailer and the two tanks


This is me welding the door sills in im laying on the flow plates, the air flows from center to the outsides then up it will have a single center smoke stack

Its been a while but here are some photos of the smoker its has been in some competitions but is still a work in progress

Here is the first time we had any meat on her. We have since named her Alice.

We almost have her done just got some more paint work that we did after this picture.

As soon as i get some new pictures.

We have added some custom blacksmith handles and are in the process of adding

a computer and fans.


SoM, morning and welcome to the forum.... the smoker is really cool...   leaving the level indicator and rivets adds a touch of mystique... great build...   Dave
That is one sweet smoker - congrats on an awesome build 
Nice to hear that the rear center feed reverse flow is working couldnt fine ne online before we started out build but i thought it was a good idea!
We smoked on it yesterday and she didn't let us down. We are currently working on the air flow. It stays right at temp consistantly, but I fell like we run through a lot of fuel. I was wondering if anyone else has had the same issue with their reverse flow? is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.