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Reverse flow plate question

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by 2bears, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    I am getting ready to start putting this 500 gal together and have a question on its design.

    The RF plate that I see on a lot of smokers slant down a little going from the fire box to the other end. Is there a reason that it has to slope that direction vs sloping towards the fire box?

    My thought is to slope it towards the fire box to allow the heat to easily move from the box to the cook chamber, then put a drain in the end close to the fire box to drain out the bottom.
  2. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    Mostly to drain the grease AWAY from the firebox..[​IMG]   Hemi..
  3. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mine bows from all four directions. I just didnt want to have all the greese pooled at the hot end, in the event that I forgot to drain it everyonce in a while.
  4. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    On the one we built we slanted the plate away from the firebox for grease drainage. Works great