Vertical vs. Horizontal Smoking

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Vertical vs. Horizontal Smoking

Post by Venil » August 17th, 2020, 6:38 am

Hello all. What the advantage and disadvantages of a vertical vs a horizontal, I found some info on the I sort of have an idea, must just want to make sure my thinking is in line with everybody else's. Oh it will be a offset. Thanks.

PS...This information I found on the net.
  • In general, a horizontal will use more fuel than a vertical to maintain temp.
  • A verticle will come up to temp sooner.
  • A horizontal is easier to access what you are cooking if you need to for turning, mopping, etc.
  • Many are concerned about cross contamination if you stack different kinds of proteins verticly on different racks, not a problem with a horizontal.
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Re: Vertical vs. Horizontal Smoking

Post by Dirtytires » August 17th, 2020, 10:33 am

The obvious is floor space. A vertical takes up less floor space but you are constantly bending over to reach your lower shelves. You also have a pretty good temperature zone change from shelf to shelf as you go up. A horizontal has everything on one level and the temp swing from one side to the other is gradual.

What are you thinking?

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