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Greg65



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 8:05 am    Post subject: Reverse flow smokers Reply with quote

I ask yoder smoker co if they would make a reverse flow smoker out of there 16 incher and they said know one uses them in cook offs.becuse they use to much wood is this true?[/u]
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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg65, I would not think a comp cook would take much longer than a catering job and plenty of catering company's use R/F cookers. Maybe they just do not want to tool up to build one, they would I imagine have to change their design and put their name on an unproven cooker. Just my thoughts.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We love are's.
My thoughts are.
Who cares about how much fuel they use. Shocked
I dont..
Check these out.
http://www.pigroast.com/

Or sweet talk K.A.M into building You a nice cooker.He doesn't have anything to do. Shocked Rolling Eyes
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Maybe not a real good idea on 2nd thought. Laughing

The reverse flow cookers need some attending.
Babysitting. Shocked
Rule of thumb:
A beer an Hour is a good pace for a 20-24 hour cook. Shocked
Been their done that..Got that tee shirt. Laughing
Good luck with your selection
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A beer an hour? I hope you're drinkin' 40's!
Very Happy Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As whitey said, I love mine and it holds it's temp. Yes you may have to babysit it, but isn't that half the enjoyment of quein'?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrcustomsteel
Not a 40 oz. Malt an hour My gosh son 2 of them and Im done for sure. Shocked
A Coors light an Hour.I start with a 24 pack and its fire in the hole.. Rolling Eyes
By My last 1 its time for some rack time. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03 09 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whitey wrote:
mrcustomsteel
Not a 40 oz. Malt an hour My gosh son 2 of them and Im done for sure. Shocked
A Coors light an Hour.I start with a 24 pack and its fire in the hole.. Rolling Eyes
By My last 1 its time for some rack time. Laughing


I thought you always said cook by temp??? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04 09 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coyote
I just use the beer as a timer for the refuel of the fire.After 1 beer roll a few more splits on the fire and crack another,Close doors, Drink beer and repeat. Laughing

Its a 1 heck of a cycle.Tough work not for the faint of heart. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04 09 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a reverse and wouldn't want to try any thing else I get good results so why change? consistency is what I shoot for! STICK BURNERS RULE!!!! and the beer thing...... that's great until 02:00 then it's like 3-4 beers between splits. Breakfast is gonna be good chicken,ribs,pork, brisket yum yum yum.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04 09 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whitey, you guys are crackin' me up! Please critique this video of mini reverse flow. *not an advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME29JeGeIYo
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04 09 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen several reverse flows in use at comps... I have two larger trailered pits. One reverse flow and a traditional offset... The reverse flow does use a bit more wood, but not enough to matter.

IMO, 16" is too small for a pit anyway and that size is not conducive to reverse flow. There would be too little vertical clearance between the reverse flow plate and the food grates... again IMO. I personally couldn't see myself buying anything less than a 20" pit and would most likely go with 24" pipe on a backyard pit.
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