Reverse flow smokehouse

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Jan 8, 2014
It's probably been asked before but is it possible to build one? And it actually work efienctialy?

Just some wild numbers off the top of my head for example, and I know this goes agains heat rises.

Build a 4'x4'x7' tall smoke house, pipe the heat/smoke in on the top side, say 1' from the top, and have a reverse flow plate with a vent on the same side as the pipe coming in but mounted at the bottom.

In my mind it sounds crazy, but also in my mind once the heat and smoke hit the roof it would have to go somewhere, and once it started drafting out of the lower vent maybe it would help create a vaccum effect as more heat and smoke comes in.

Or the reverse flow plate run up the back wall then vent out of the bottom front bottom, with heat source coming in from bottom back side

Just a thought thanks
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Yes it's possible....  Commercial smokers, forced air, are usually reverse flow....  at least the ones I've seen....     A lot of work and expense for home use when convection smokers have been used for centuries... is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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