Stack position on a Center feed design

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Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by newfie_bbq » September 20th, 2019, 10:24 am

I’m curious as to if anyone has experience with Center feed stack positions. I’ve gone through the forums looking for info on it and haven’t been able to find much.
I’m in the process of designing a new smoker that’s centerfeed and reverse flow, I have seen that a use of a shadow plate is beneficial, but haven’t seen stack position.
I can post a picture of the design later on when I get to the home computer.
The smoker is 72”L by 30”W by 30”H



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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by towtruck » September 20th, 2019, 1:37 pm

The stack should be centered left to right. On larger pits the placement of the meat left to right may slow the air flow down unevenly and cause a hot side and a cooler side. I know this for a fact as it happened to me.

How big is your CC? There are several people here with smaller center feeds that work well.

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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by newfie_bbq » September 20th, 2019, 5:06 pm

The cc is 72•30•30
A bit of a bigger one but I wanted it 6’ long for catering reasons...just really like the footprint of making it centerfeed in case of trailer mounting the cooler.

Is this why I see some center feeds with dual stacks for a split chamber? Or to help even out temperature?



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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by towtruck » September 21st, 2019, 1:15 am

newfie_bbq wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 5:06 pm
The cc is 72•30•30
A bit of a bigger one but I wanted it 6’ long for catering reasons...just really like the footprint of making it centerfeed in case of trailer mounting the cooler.

Is this why I see some center feeds with dual stacks for a split chamber? Or to help even out temperature?
Two stacks would really help with temp adjusting.



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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by Pete Mazz » September 21st, 2019, 3:38 am

Being able to adjust how level it is helps


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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by Chromeski » September 26th, 2019, 5:09 am

I think two stacks encourages the smoke to go both directions. Keeps the meat consistent left to right.



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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by Dirtytires » September 27th, 2019, 10:09 pm

Smoke will follow the path of least resistance.



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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by Big T » September 27th, 2019, 10:10 pm

:yth:


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Re: Stack position on a Center feed design

Post by newfie_bbq » October 1st, 2019, 6:54 am

Thanks for the input...I’ve seen 2 stack designs and the logic makes sense...I’ll try that setup see how it goes. Hoping to start construction soon, I’ll post design pictures soon



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