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First reverse flow smoker build - may have some questions

AllTuckerdOut

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smokin peachey smokin peachey Some things that I know of..

- Makes heat distribution more even - think of that plate being in there turning the thing into more of a convection oven.
- supposedly the same goes for the smoke (idk how true that is)


traditional advantage over reverse - it will have more "hot spots" and you can cook different types of meat that way.
 

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smokin peachey smokin peachey Some things that I know of..

- Makes heat distribution more even - think of that plate being in there turning the thing into more of a convection oven.
- supposedly the same goes for the smoke (idk how true that is)


traditional advantage over reverse - it will have more "hot spots" and you can cook different types of meat that way.
I don’t understand the hotspot thing I have no problem with a hotspot in my traditional. Very even temps. The key is airflow. Keep the air moving through and that keeps even temps.
 

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I don’t understand the hotspot thing I have no problem with a hotspot in my traditional. Very even temps. The key is airflow. Keep the air moving through and that keeps even temps.
yeah I mean, on my (dont destroy me on this) oklahoma joe there's definitely a hotspot towards the firebox. But other than that, it isnt bad.
 

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From what I can see on some professional builds, since I am doing a flat end on the firebox, I think I may be mounting the firebox to the flat part...

Unfortunately that doesn't save me any money on the RF plate
 

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What's everyone using for an exhaust pipe? If I use 8" it looks like I'll need 47"... Not sure what kind of pipe I can use to get 8"
 

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What's everyone using for an exhaust pipe? If I use 8" it looks like I'll need 47"... Not sure what kind of pipe I can use to get 8"
I used a 24” piece of 8” steel pipe and I slide a piece of 8” stove pipe with damper inside the steel pipe.

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