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

Post by Rodcrafter » December 18th, 2017, 8:30 am

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

Post by Squiggle » December 26th, 2017, 10:23 pm

Nice work dude, looks awesome! :beer:


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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » December 29th, 2017, 6:52 pm

Added some expanded metal to my trailer. It's almost ready to seat my smoker!! Image

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

Post by Big T » December 29th, 2017, 7:57 pm

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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » December 30th, 2017, 6:43 pm

Got her seated!

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

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » December 30th, 2017, 9:23 pm

AndrewPalmer71 wrote:Has anyone ever vented a vertical smoke chamber from the side instead of straight from the top?

Like the attached pic?

If so, how effective was it? Image


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IMHO, I would vent it out of the top to help airflow.However,there are some here who have put it out the side with no adverse effects,sooooooo, personal preference I suppose.

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

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » December 30th, 2017, 9:25 pm

BTW- welcome to the group.
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Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by Big T » December 30th, 2017, 10:50 pm

All that steel adds up in a hurry, that's for sure. From the look of those fenders I'd say you were putting 20'' wheels on it! =))
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Re: RE: Re: Reverse flow hybrid smoker: vertical smoking chamber question.

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » December 31st, 2017, 9:40 am

Big T wrote:All that steel adds up in a hurry, that's for sure. From the look of those fenders I'd say you were putting 20'' wheels on it! =))
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ImageImagenever thought of 20" wheels... now you've added another item to my list of smoker design considerations.

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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » December 31st, 2017, 7:44 pm

AndrewPalmer71 wrote:
Big T wrote:All that steel adds up in a hurry, that's for sure. From the look of those fenders I'd say you were putting 20'' wheels on it! =))
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ImageImagenever thought of 20" wheels... now you've added another item to my list of smoker design considerations.

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That axle does look weak.You might consider a 2,000 lb one.And with the smoker on one side, you might also consider a larger leaf spring on that side.


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

Post by Tom_Heath » December 31st, 2017, 8:19 pm

First......I shall offer a late welcome to the forums.

Second, I think the pit looks awesome. I would also agree that the weight adds up so fast its not even funny.


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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » December 31st, 2017, 11:45 pm

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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » January 1st, 2018, 1:27 pm

Better pics of the smoker. Upcoming additions: finish framing the trailer, add Square doors on the horizontal chamber, new trailer fenders, fabbing my dampers between each chamber, etc. It never ends, the list goes on..

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

Post by Rodcrafter » January 1st, 2018, 8:00 pm

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

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

Post by Squiggle » January 8th, 2018, 6:06 am

:LG: well done! :kewl:


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

Post by temurf » January 9th, 2018, 7:35 pm

Looking good.
As far as the extra trailer space, here are some suggestions.
You could build some type of wood storage.
Maybe a cowboy cooker or some other sort of grill.
Maybe a discatta.
Of course you will need some where to put a cooler or three.


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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » January 9th, 2018, 8:00 pm

temurf wrote:Looking good.
As far as the extra trailer space, here are some suggestions.
You could build some type of wood storage.
Maybe a cowboy cooker or some other sort of grill.
Maybe a discatta.
Of course you will need some where to put a cooler or three.
Discadas and cooler space are a must have. I like the propane cook stations that some guys put on the tongue of the trailer.

Any suggestions on the type of burner?

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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » January 18th, 2018, 5:24 pm

The beginning of a bigol square cook chamber! Welding it up this weekend. And definitely will hafta increase Firebox size by a few inches cubed! ImageImageImage

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Post by Squiggle » January 19th, 2018, 8:09 pm

Very cool! :kewl:


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Post by The Czar » January 20th, 2018, 4:57 pm

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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » January 21st, 2018, 8:29 am

Another pic of cabinet doors. How should I calculate the increased cook chamber volume? I'm dead set on lengthening the Firebox by 6", but I want to be sure before. Image

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

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » January 21st, 2018, 9:52 am

How thick is that cabinet steel? 3/8"- 1/2"?
You've had Rodcrafter in your ear haven't you, LOL.
Definitely gonna need to beef up the axle and springs!
Can't wait to see it finished and with the obligatory Q-view! Keep up the good work.

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

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » January 21st, 2018, 1:06 pm

SAFETYHARBORREDNECK wrote:How thick is that cabinet steel? 3/8"- 1/2"?
You've had Rodcrafter in your ear haven't you, LOL.
Definitely gonna need to beef up the axle and springs!
Can't wait to see it finished and with the obligatory Q-view! Keep up the good work.

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Lol. Cabinet steel is 3/8". I bought a 5 x 10ft sheet for the firebox and needed to use the remainder. A 5200 lb axle and springs are a definite.

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Post by Frank_Cox » January 21st, 2018, 7:33 pm

First off, great build and sorry I'm late to welcome you aboard!
as far as the squared off door size goes, PeteMazz made a calc for that under his calculators. I think you're gonna see a lot of volume increase with your door arrangement. might hafta add some firebox.
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