Inverted Flame Smoker

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Inverted Flame Smoker

Post by mmeagher55 » July 14th, 2017, 3:39 pm

Hi! Has anyone tried building an "Inverted Flame" smoker? I would like to build a smoker, and have seen one manufacturer of "inverted flame" technology smokers, and the reviews are awesome. Has anyone built one? It would be a clone of the Karubecue smoker, or something with a similar downdraft pull from the firebox to the cook box.

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Re: Inverted Flame Smoker

Post by ajfoxy » July 14th, 2017, 10:13 pm

Welcome aboard.
I had a look on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag0sM8dIsHg) and it does look interesting. I think without knowing the exact science behind how it works it might be a tad difficult for the home builder. Not impossible, but those guys have obviously put a lot of time and research into getting the thing to work well.
I suppose one could almost say a gravity feed smoker is sort of inverse flame as it takes heat and moves it slightly down and along. But that might be a bit of a stretch. :D


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Post by Pete Mazz » July 15th, 2017, 3:53 am

Seems more complicated than it needs to be. I would be concerned about longevity. All that heated, moisture laden smoke has to be tough on moving parts. I agree that a GF is a much simpler concept and can run all day and night with just one feeding.


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Post by Rodcrafter » July 15th, 2017, 6:45 am

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Post by Squiggle » July 16th, 2017, 1:51 am

:welcome: +1 for the simplicity of a GF. :kewl:


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Re: Inverted Flame Smoker

Post by mmeagher55 » July 17th, 2017, 10:32 pm

A GF would definitely be easier to build. Plus, you don't have to babysit them feeding fuel. How much are the GFs to build with sheet metal and parts?

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Post by Squiggle » July 18th, 2017, 6:40 am

I spent about $1200AUS, I think most have gotten away with around $900USD. :kewl:


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Re: Inverted Flame Smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » July 18th, 2017, 12:31 pm

That sounds about right. One advantage is you will never have to replace any motors or stuff like the other. Now I use a CyberQ to run my GF but some others don't, it's not required. I only mention that because it has a fan motor.


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Re: Inverted Flame Smoker

Post by Big T » July 18th, 2017, 6:47 pm

That looks like a pretty complex system, I certainly don't think I could build one.


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