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Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » July 31st, 2018, 1:31 pm

Good day! My name is Eugene. I'm from Yekaterinburg, Russia. I want to make my first smoker. Please help me! I have some questions.
1. Can I place the FB perpendicular to the CC on the trailer so that the trailer is not too long. I drew a diagram for understanding.
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2. Which smoker is better: Reverse Flow (RF ) Smoker or Offset Smoker?

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Re: Can I do that

Post by mp4 » July 31st, 2018, 4:23 pm

I don't know why your firebox design wouldn't work. It might be unconventional but I think it will work.

Reverse flow is better in my opinion. I like the even distribution of temperatures and the indirect heat that doesn't dry out what you're cooking.



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Re: Can I do that

Post by mp4 » July 31st, 2018, 4:39 pm

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Re: Can I do that

Post by Dirtytires » July 31st, 2018, 5:38 pm

I like my reverse flow as it holds much better temps than my traditional offset.

Putting the firebox of the end of the trailer only adds about 18-24 inches to the legnth. If it were me, I would much rather cut a few inches of the overall cook chamber legnth and put it in line. I feel the heat transfer of having it underneath the chamber as well as feed/cleaning issues could be overcome and your idea could work but it does have drawbacks. My guess is that most of the rack space directly above the firebox would be a hot-spot and possible unusable with out some additional heat shields/insulation.

However, we can walk you thru it if that is what your needs require.



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Re: Can I do that

Post by ajfoxy » August 1st, 2018, 2:27 am

Welcome. If you are really stuck for space why not look at a center feed reverse flow? Might solve your space problem.


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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 1st, 2018, 3:33 am

Good day! Thanks for the replies! I want to know if the FB on the 60% calculator affects what?



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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 1st, 2018, 3:40 am

ajfoxy wrote:
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Welcome. If you are really stuck for space why not look at a center feed reverse flow? Might solve your space problem.
What are you talking about? I want the reverse flow. Does that change FB? My trailer is 78.74 in. CC 74.8 is in. Tell me how to calculate FB. On calculator or there is the other way to. I don't want FB sticking out too much for the trailer.



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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 1st, 2018, 4:20 am

Here are my calculations. Say you can reduce the length of FB. What should I do? Are there any errors in my calculations?
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What distinguishes FB reverse smoker from FB straight smoker?

My treiler is 78 inch long.
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Post by ajfoxy » August 1st, 2018, 4:31 am

What are you talking about? I want the reverse flow. Does that change FB? My trailer is 78.74 in. CC 74.8 is in. Tell me how to calculate FB. On calculator or there is the other way to. I don't want FB sticking out too much for the trailer.
Here's a pic of what I was talking about. Not my smoker but it gives you the idea. Just an option if you are tight for space. Ignore it if you don't like it.
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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 2nd, 2018, 1:05 am

Hello ! What distinguishes FB reverse smoker from FB straight smoker?

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Re: Can I do that

Post by Dirtytires » August 2nd, 2018, 12:18 pm

A traditional offset smoker has the firebox on one side of the cook chamber and the exhaust on the other. The heat simply passes across and up the cc to get out.

A reverse flow offset has the firebox and exhaust on the same side of the cc. There is a solid plate under the bottom cook rack (called a baffle plate). It forces the heat to run along the bottom of the chamber from the firebox to a small gap on the opposite end of the cc. From here, it enters the cc and then travels back across and up to the exhaust.

The center feed reverse flow is a bit more complicated as it enters the heat in the middle of the cc and is designed with a baffle plate to run it in both directions. The heat then comes up around each end and exits center of cc. It's kinda like having a reverse flow smoker off of each side of a single firebox. This design usually has the firebox in the center (either behind or under the cc) and an exhaust (total of 2) for each side in the middle. The picture above is a center feed, traditional offset as the smokestacks are on each end opposite the firebox. It would not have a baffle plate.

There are different variations on them but you can almost always identify what you are looking at by the location of the smokestack (exhaust) and the firebox.

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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 2nd, 2018, 3:28 pm

Hi! Thank you for your good answer! Tell please, FB for reverse smoker and FB for straight smoker differ?


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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 2nd, 2018, 3:42 pm

давайте начнем! Это я и мой прицеп.
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Post by Rodcrafter » August 2nd, 2018, 3:49 pm

Welcome to the crew!

I think you are the first from Russia to join us.

I believe you are getting the information you're asking for. The last question's answer is; they are the same size in volume, they can be different shapes though. Just whatever the person wants.


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Post by Big T » August 2nd, 2018, 8:15 pm

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Post by Izek66 » August 3rd, 2018, 12:55 am

Thank you very much for the warm welcome!



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Post by Izek66 » August 7th, 2018, 8:22 am

Hello! Help me. I can't understand the distance from BF to coocing place?
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Post by mp4 » August 7th, 2018, 9:34 am

Izek66 wrote:Hello! Help me. I can't understand the distance from BF to coocing place?
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You'll want some space between the baffle plate and the top of your cooking rack. Roughly 4 inches (10 centimeters). In your drawing your baffle plate appears to be slightly lower than the top of your firebox. Generally the baffle plate is a continuation of the top of the firebox. I hope this helps.



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Post by Izek66 » August 8th, 2018, 4:45 am

Thank you!!!!



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Post by Izek66 » August 9th, 2018, 1:16 am

Hello everyone! continue work.
CC - 311gallons' and FB
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Re: Can I do that

Post by ajfoxy » August 9th, 2018, 1:21 am

Hey it does not matter how it is made, so long as you get the job done. And she's looking good so far. :kewl:


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Post by Chromeski » August 9th, 2018, 1:24 am

Gonna be giant. Even with very basic tools you can make a very nice smoker. Looks like your off to a good start. I'll follow along I'm excited to see the end result



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Post by Rodcrafter » August 9th, 2018, 6:39 am

I bet this cooker will make you guys very popular. Keep up the good work.


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Re: Can I do that

Post by Izek66 » August 10th, 2018, 8:08 am

Hello!
Thanks for the support and advice!
The wall thickness of CC is 3 mm. Is it small or good? Thickness FB 9 mm...



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