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Trailmaster Reverse Flow?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by chickenhead, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. If you have searched and searched on the forum for a reverse flow mod for the Brinkman Trailmaster and all you have been able to find is mods for tuning plates baskets etc... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  2. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you wanting to turn it into a reverse flow?

    If not I would look at the mods for a char griller.....
  3. Yes, if anyone hadn't tried it yet, I am picking up a trailmaster this weekend and tinkering with a reverse flow mod...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  4. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not saying it would not be a good idea.....

    The smoke stack would need to be moved to the other side and a RF plate figured out. On the char griller you use the bolts that attach the legs to the cook chamber to mount a bar to. You then place the tunning plates across. The catch is the opening to the fire box is higher then where the plates go across. So you have to angle a plate to push the heat under the tunning plates.

    The single most important mod I did was the charcole basket....... Don't have the link, but there is a no weld fire basket plan on SMF somewhere..... I'll keep looking for it.
  5. Thanks for that...

    I have one in my hands now...I will lay everything out, look at some RF pics and call my welding buddy "hog lips" to see if we can get a reverse flow trailmaster built out. I will post pics of the process...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  6. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll be on the look out for it.....

    They are addictive........ The mods that is...
  7. After a couple of weekends of tooling around it's finally finished...

    I will post more pics of the mods later...
  8. Here is how I did it. I first had to lower the firebox...

    I made a plate to relocate the firebox lower and block off the chamber enough to clear the plate.

    Cut the main body lower for the new location of the firebox.

    Farmed out the RF plate/pan...before drain hole.

    Used the rails that the charcoal grates sit on...

    Block off plate for the stack..

    3/4 drain through pan w/ ball valve.


  9. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like it came together.....

    Looking forward to the details...
  10. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    nice clean looking work[​IMG]
  11. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great!! cant wait to hear how it works..[​IMG]
  12. Thanks! Im going to seal up all of the gaps and season it today. Think I'm going to throw in some ribs this weekend [​IMG]
  13. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job....

    If I ever build another predone smoker I will use a lot of what you did.

    Keep up the creative work..
  14. nparcher

    nparcher Newbie

    So how well did it all work? Good flow? Even heat? Brick the bottom?
  15. nparcher

    nparcher Newbie

    Also, how did you do your drip pan? What I mean is, I'm assuming it lifts out easily (see handles), and that it acts as your baffle/plates. So is it tapped to take drip tube and you must unscrew it to remove pan or what? Thanks btw, looks great.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013
  16. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  17. nparcher

    nparcher Newbie

    How does firebox lid open?
  18. bsnemo

    bsnemo Fire Starter

    This looks
    This looks great how do you like the results?
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks very good...... Have you fired her up yet ??  What are the results ???   Looks as if you have a winner.....  

  20. I'm new to the world of smoking. Could someone please explain the reasoning behind reverse flow?