Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

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Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

Postby Dave10321 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:30 am

Hi,

I'm building a small custom reverse flow smoker.

The food chamber is 19.5" x 40" and the firebox is 16" cubed. The chimney will be on the end above the firebox.

As an FYI, I have used Feldon's pit calculator to develop all specifications.

How high up the end should the chimney hole be in the food chamber?

Should it be at or above grate level?

Should it even be close to the top of the food chamber?

Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.

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Re: Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:01 am

While I prefer my exhaust as high as I can get it anywhere between the top of your cooking grate ant the top of the chamber will work fine.
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Re: Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

Postby Dave10321 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:45 pm

Do you mind sharing why you prefer a high exhaust setting?
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Re: Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

Postby k.a.m. » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:11 am

No particular reason other than it works up high. :D The whole idea of "Put your exhaust low so your meat stays in the smoke" is B.S.. If the cooker is built properly with minimal leaks you get more than enough smoke with the exhaust up high. :D
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Re: Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

Postby Txdragon » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:43 pm

k.a.m. wrote:No particular reason other than it works up high. :D The whole idea of "Put your exhaust low so your meat stays in the smoke" is B.S.. If the cooker is built properly with minimal leaks you get more than enough smoke with the exhaust up high. :D


I thought the purpose of the low exhaust was to help rid the smoke while retaining heat. :dont:
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Re: Reverse Flow Build - Chimney Placement Question

Postby k.a.m. » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:57 pm

Txdragon wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:No particular reason other than it works up high. :D The whole idea of "Put your exhaust low so your meat stays in the smoke" is B.S.. If the cooker is built properly with minimal leaks you get more than enough smoke with the exhaust up high. :D


I thought the purpose of the low exhaust was to help rid the smoke while retaining heat. :dont:

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