Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

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Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by Big T » September 23rd, 2018, 2:53 pm

That's what I was expecting to see, those bright red initials! :kewl:
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Post by ajfoxy » September 23rd, 2018, 4:36 pm

Yes, now those letters pop out. The whole unit looks good. Nice :kewl:


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Post by AndrewPalmer71 » September 23rd, 2018, 6:53 pm

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Post by JRINNE » September 24th, 2018, 5:11 pm

Very nice indeed!



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Post by The Czar » September 24th, 2018, 10:48 pm

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Post by Dirtytires » September 25th, 2018, 12:15 am

Great job...looks fantastic.

Forgive me if this has been mentioned as I could have missed it but what did you decide on for paint? I see you sprayed it and assume you used a hvlp gun? What did you use for a primer?



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Post by AndrewPalmer71 » September 25th, 2018, 5:50 am

Thanks guys! No problem DT. I actually went over budget on paint and primer. On the black parts, For Primer I used PPG 1027 high heat and top coated with PPG 500 v.
On the red parts I used rustoleum high heat primer and high heat topcoat.
The blue part is duplicolor caliper paint.

I sprayed the PPG with a speedway siphon feed sprayer 2.0 nozzle. It can be purchased through home depot and is the best cheap gun I've ever used.

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Post by Dirtytires » September 25th, 2018, 10:50 am

Thanks for the info....having trouble deciding on paint. So many options and many of the high heat coatings want a heat cure at 400 degrees.

I’ve got a really nice hvlp rig that I picked up a number of years ago. I’ve only used it a few times as most of my projects are either too small to mess with the gun (so I rattle can it) or I’ve gone with powder coat finishes. However, it’s time to break it out again and see what damage I can do on my smoker.



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Post by bstory » September 25th, 2018, 4:23 pm

Man, you have done a marvelous job on this cooker. Very nice.


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Post by Rodcrafter » September 29th, 2018, 9:25 pm

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Post by AndrewPalmer71 » September 30th, 2018, 9:09 am

Thanks RC, put a pork shoulder on this morning. She's running like a champ. The stack opposite the fb is wide open in this pic, but you can barely see the smoke. ImageImageImage

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Post by towtruck » September 30th, 2018, 10:42 am

Looks good but that little hunk of meat looks lonely in that big ol' box. =))



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Post by ajfoxy » September 30th, 2018, 4:01 pm

:yth: definitely needs a few companions to share the journey.


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Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by Big T » September 30th, 2018, 5:36 pm

Did you season everything real good ? It'll keep it from getting all rusty on the inside.


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Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » September 30th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Oops. Not yet, how should I? A generous helping of cooking oil slathered over the chamber? She's still running at this minute, so it would not be a problem.

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Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by Big T » September 30th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Sorry I didn't see this earlier but you can do it your next cook. I like to spray everything a light coat of cooking oil and heat it up for a little bit and then back it down to cooking range and throw something greasy on there. Don't coat it too thick with cooking oil or it just gets messy.


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Post by Dirtytires » September 30th, 2018, 11:03 pm

Ditto that....THIN spray of PAM and I like to wipe/smooth it out with a sprayed paper towel. Just keeps the puddles from getting messy. When you heat it up, probably gonna drip a bit so do next cook in the grass. Hit your racks and everything on the inside.



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Post by ajfoxy » September 30th, 2018, 11:59 pm

And if you draw a smiley face in the oil, then season... you'll have a smiley face to greet you next time you cook... :D


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Post by Dirtytires » October 1st, 2018, 10:54 pm

You need help, AJ....lol



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Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » October 21st, 2018, 12:55 pm

*Sunday cook* been experimenting with this rig since I completed it. I can run it traditional offset with even temps across all 3 chambers, or reverse flow with only the middle chamber, or reverse flow with the middle chamber and left vertical. I also cut a port on top of the firebox in case I want to run the left vertical solo.

Today I cooked whole chickens spatchcocked using the reverse flow middle chamber, and cooked a roast in the left vertical. I heated the vertical with the port from the cook chamber, which works better than the port on top of the firebox. So unless I am cooking in the left vertical exclusively, I will probably use the cook chamber port to heat the left vertical.

I included the thermometer pics for info on which chambers I am using and those I am not. The left vertical is about 30 degrees cooler than the middle chamber. Which is perfect for chicken and roast.

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Post by Big T » October 21st, 2018, 5:05 pm

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Post by ajfoxy » October 21st, 2018, 5:07 pm

Very nice :kewl:


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