Patio Sized RF

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by caublecustomfab, May 13, 2013.

  1. Started on a smaller reverse flow smoker. Hardly ever see any reverse flows this size. Anyone know why? 


    18" 1/4 wall pipe 42" and 18" long





    1/4" rf plate
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking smoker....  Now we need to see smoke and grub.....   [​IMG]  .......

    Dave
     
  3. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Looking good. 

    Started on a smaller reverse flow smoker. Hardly ever see any reverse flows this size. Anyone know why? 

    I don't know, I have seen a few on here, but your right most RF's are at least 120 gallon tanks or more.  If and when I build me a smaller patio pit like your working on, I would probably go direct flow as well.  Don't get me wrong, I love my 150 RF, but there is a different flavor coming off a direct than a RF.  Both good, just different.  Plus I could be finished a day earlier with the project making it direct over RF.
     
  4. Where did you get the wheels? Did you make them?
     
  5. radioguy

    radioguy Smoking Fanatic

    I'm building one about the same size 18"dia x 52" long.  It my first ever build, had the tank so the size was set.

    Very nice looking build. 

    What about the wheels...inquiring minds want to know...

    Tom   aka RadioGuy  
     
  6. And where did you find that size pipe????
     
  7. I lucked up and found a 16' piece at a recycling center close by. 
    Yea I made the wheels out of some 1/4" plate. 
     
  8. Here are a few more pics. Still have a few more things to do but should be ready to fire up for the weekend.


    Here is the air dampener and a door to clean out the ashes.


    decided to go with a wood handle so just made a few brackets to mount the wood


    and an internal damper on the exhaust

     
  9. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mainly because the diameter is small.
    After you add the RF plate and grates... there's not much head space. Mine is 20" and can be a bit tight doing chix.
    Its great for heat recovery and use of less fuel.

    BTW awesome build
     
  10. Yea you are right. I didn't really think of that. 
     
  11. Pretty well finished except for the handles. Added 3 tool hooks a paper towel holder and 2 thermo ports. 



    Direct grilling grate

     
  12. That's a sharp little rig! Interested in seeing how it cooks. I like the size, and the build time doesn't look too daunting either.
     
  13. Alright here is the finished product, ready for some Q 





     
  14. That's a clean little rig you built there.
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice BBQ.....
     
  16. thechuck

    thechuck Smoke Blower

    Great setup and finished look!
     
  17. radioguy

    radioguy Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice!!  Like the round handle and shelf supports.  What type of stock did you use there? 

    Hope to see some Que Views off this beauty!
     
  18. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mad Skills my friend!

    Kudos
     
  19. Shelves are 1" od round tube. Should have some q view coming this weekend. Thanks for all the compliments guys. 
     
  20. Weekend test cook was a success

    10 lb brisket and some wings


     

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