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Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Reverse Flow??

wimpy69

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Interesting. Weird stack placement but it says there's an optional location. Curious to see what gauge steel is for that $600 price. Riding the reverse flow train?
 
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That's pretty interesting.

It must be a brand new model.

I checked & my Lowe's doesn't have them in stock.

I would like to see one in person so I could see how well they are designed.

It almost looks like there are holes in the RF plate, but it's hard to see.

Maybe someone else on here has seen one.

Al
 

ebman74

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I have been wanting a reverse flow for a while. Looked at the Lang 36 Patio, just not in my realistic price range. Thought about building one, just not in my realistic capability range! Need to up-grade/replace my modified Brinkman that the fire box is rusting out of. Even this is a little out of my range, but doable. I need to actually see one. Actually seen it on a BestBuy link for $499, but it says it is a special order item and not available yet?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/oklahom...-charcoal-grill-black/5669726.p?skuId=5669726
 
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hardcookin

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I have been wanting a reverse flow for a while. Looked at the Lang 36 Patio, just not in my realistic price range. Thought about building one, just not in my realistic capability range! Need to up-grade/replace my modified Brinkman that the fire box is rusting out of. Even this is a little out of my range, but doable. I need to actually see one. Actually seen it on a BestBuy link for $499, but it says it is a special order item and not available yet?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/oklahom...-charcoal-grill-black/5669726.p?skuId=5669726
Keep watching Craigslist maybe something will come up. You will not regret buying a heavier metal smoker.
 
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hardcookin

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To me that OJ almost sounds like it can be an offset or reverse flow by moving the stack and using tunning plates.
 

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I actually went to fleet farm last night and they had the reverse flow assembled. It seems to be made out of pretty heavy gauge steel and for $399 I don't think its a bad buy.  I plan on picking one up next week for myself. And yes it did have a cap on where the exhaust would be installed in a normal offset setup
 
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ebman74

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Hopefully I can find one locally for $399! The closest Fleet Farm to me is about 1k miles! Thanks for the response though. Hopefully some people start checking them out. By the looks of it "from photos", it looks like they listened to what modifications people were doing to the Longhorn.
 

ebman74

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I can't even find any info on Oklahoma Joe's or Char Broil's websites about the thing!
 

wimpy69

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Hopefully I can find one locally for $399! The closest Fleet Farm to me is about 1k miles! Thanks for the response though. Hopefully some people start checking them out. By the looks of it "from photos", it looks like they listened to what modifications people were doing to the Longhorn.
This would fit that niche for people that dont have the skills or resources to do the mods. Some self stick nomex seal if needed and some expanded metal for basket is all you might need.Not a bad marketing model for that off the shelf ready to go smoker for $400.
 
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wcmaness

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I just bought the Longhorn model - had to order it off the Lowe's website and have it shipped. They aren't stocking them. Been wanting a reverse flow for a while, so here goes. Burning it in this weekend.
 

lign

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So what is it like wcmaness ? I'm so excited I just discovered that Oklahoma Joe now has a factory reverse flow model. Actually they have two now. The Highland and the Longhorn. I've been looking for a used reverse flow smoker for over a year. (Can't afford new ones that start at $1,000) Extremely interested in your feedback.
 

dond13

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I'm really interested in this as well...looking at replacing my char griller outlaw that has finally fallen apart after cooking probably 10 times it's weight in meat. Been looking at various mre expensive options, but cant justify the expense right now. If I found one for $399 locally I'd be assembling it now. Let us know how it works out
 

wcmaness

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I'm pretty happy with it. You don't get the massive temperature variation across the smoking grill based on proximity to the firebox. Sure, it is naturally a little bit hotter closer to the firebox, but the variation from left to right is only about 10°. I can stick the temperature, and keep it there pretty easily. I'm a fan.
 

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I don't understand the need for a reverse flow on such a small rig.  RFs are typically used for large spans (towable rigs) and have a solid plate tacked in below the cooking surface.  At the Highland size, this is largely a marketing ploy:  similar results can be obtained by using tuning plates (4x16x0.25) that float under the grates to even out the heat in such a small space.  Take a look at Horizon's backyard smokers:  Horizon are the Davidsons.  The Davidsons are who started Oklahoma Joe in Perry OK, sold to CharBroil, and OKJ are now being pumped out of China.   None of their smokers have a RF stack on them, unless it is a special order, and there's a reason why you don't see one:  it's really overkill and unnecessary.  Nor did you see them prior to them selling out to CB.

Similarly, if you want to cook something hot and fast, you don't have the flexibility with a RF rig like you have on a conventional by moving the tuning plate(s) out of the way and putting what you want next to the firebox.  Glad it worked out for you, wc, but I don't see the need.  My $0.02.
 

wcmaness

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I have the Longhorn model - which is a bit larger than the Highland (but still not towable size).  These DO have easily removable tuning plates, and a re-locatable smoke stack for quick cooking purposes.

In the picture attached - you can see the port on the side on the left (opposite the firebox) to move the smoke stack to when you want to go "traditional".

Overkill or not - I like it for its flexibility as a regular grill, smoker, or RF smoker.  It's obviously not for everyone, but for me, it works great.

  
 

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