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reverse flow from the back?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by mrbeer, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. mrbeer

    mrbeer Newbie

    We are starting on the first build, got the door cut out and are getting ready to either build a fire box or use a propane tank we have. Has anyone ever attached a tank to the back side of the cooking tank? is there any issue with this theory? I am hoping to use charcoal and wood chips as smoking woods are not easily available in this area. ( short of buying them online ) The thought was it would be easier to maintain a constant temp with a long fire at the back of the long 200+ gal. cook chamber.

    any input would be awesome! Thanks in advance!
  2. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Hopefully some one will be along to help.

    I have seen it done with good results, but do not have first hand experience with it done this way.
  3. real57vetteguy

    real57vetteguy Fire Starter

    I dont have any experiance with the box in the back but I just finished one with the firebox in the center, underneath and it works fantastic, and very efficient
  4. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Arent The Good One smokers kinda like this (except one in pic has fire box up front)?

  5. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Good ones seem to get pretty good remarks from the folks I have heard talk about using them. 

    Not sure it would be so much of a RF but more of a tuning plate design. No matter, it should work pretty decent.

    I'm like sqwib, I have no personal experience with them so I can only speculate.