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How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Frank_Cox » February 26th, 2012, 10:51 pm

Although there are many ways, here is the way that I do it...



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by TrailerBuilder » February 26th, 2012, 11:33 pm

Im gonna call BS on this video, cuz I didnt once see you open up or drink a drop of beer while lighting the fire. Maybe its just my cooker, but she wont get burning good unless there is a beer being drank close by. :beer:



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by The Czar » February 27th, 2012, 7:53 am

Yah hall..... =)) ....yeah tall....@ 3:31 mark... :D
TrailerBuilder wrote:Im gonna call BS on this video, cuz I didnt once see you open up or drink a drop of beer while lighting the fire. Maybe its just my cooker, but she wont get burning good unless there is a beer being drank close by. :beer:
Dude it was way too early in the morning for :beer: ...... :hissy:


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Frank_Cox » February 27th, 2012, 11:36 am

hahaha, okay, so I will make sure that next time we have a beer to drink!

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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Smokeone » February 27th, 2012, 12:49 pm

:kewl: Nice work fellers!

Gotta agree with TB, beer would make the fire start easier and faster! :beer:


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Post by Jethro1 » February 27th, 2012, 2:11 pm

Thanks Frank. By the way, would love to see videos from other members. Cooks, whatever. Can't seem to be able to post myself. Takes forever then stops working. Thanks.


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Post by Frank_Cox » February 27th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Ok jethro,
I'll let the cat out of the bag.... Working on a new project....
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Post by Jethro1 » February 27th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Is it up and running? Says page not found.


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Post by Smokeone » February 27th, 2012, 4:40 pm

Jethro-i just asked the same. I think the answer is, it is a work in progress. I'm sure Frank will be along to clear this up for us.

Frank another outstanding idear! :beer: Cant wait! :biggrillin:


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Post by Jethro1 » February 27th, 2012, 4:44 pm

Thanks.


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Post by The Czar » February 27th, 2012, 4:53 pm

:oopssign: :yth: :huh: :wtf:


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Post by Frank_Cox » February 27th, 2012, 8:36 pm

It is up and running.... I gave you the wrong URL.... Stand by

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Post by maccas66 » February 27th, 2012, 8:39 pm

okey dokey! Frank! :-w


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Post by The Czar » February 27th, 2012, 8:46 pm

:yth: :-w


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Post by Smokeone » February 27th, 2012, 8:47 pm

What they said.


BBQ is just smoke and beers!
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Post by Frank_Cox » February 27th, 2012, 8:56 pm

ok try this!
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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by maccas66 » February 28th, 2012, 2:12 am

Frank_Cox wrote:ok try this!
THIS NEW SITE IS IN BETA MODE THO...
http://www.smokerbuilder.com/BBQTube/

hang on hang on!, I can`t hear it!, I`ll turn down my 8 track player! that may help!........... :bigfoot:


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Post by k.a.m. » February 29th, 2012, 10:18 pm

Frank, Awesome job on the video that is text book lighting and a fine way to bring a cooker up to temp. :points: Nicely done my man. :beer:



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Post by The Czar » March 1st, 2012, 9:53 pm

maccas66 wrote:
Frank_Cox wrote:ok try this!
THIS NEW SITE IS IN BETA MODE THO...
http://www.smokerbuilder.com/BBQTube/

hang on hang on!, I can`t hear it!, I`ll turn down my 8 track player! that may help!........... :bigfoot:


HEY.....I used to have a 8 track player in my 79 Duster.....this was back in the 90's.... :huh:


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Post by maccas66 » March 1st, 2012, 10:46 pm

dcman wrote:
maccas66 wrote:
Frank_Cox wrote:ok try this!
THIS NEW SITE IS IN BETA MODE THO...
http://www.smokerbuilder.com/BBQTube/

hang on hang on!, I can`t hear it!, I`ll turn down my 8 track player! that may help!........... :bigfoot:


HEY.....I used to have a 8 track player in my 79 Duster.....this was back in the 90's.... :huh:
OH yeah!, well I had a 8 track in my Falcon panelvan in 1975 and a Beta video player in 1977!, mostly I was just acknowledging the bit about being on Beta format =))


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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Frank_Cox » March 1st, 2012, 11:43 pm

Thanks guy's! I would like to see how others do things as well! if you guys feel like it, let me know and I would be happy to show you some tricks that we use to make these video's and post them. all our video's are shot using our phones. I use windows live movie maker which is free to edit them


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Post by Wreckless » March 3rd, 2012, 6:20 am

And that's how it's done! Great video Frank, nicely done. :-)



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Re: How to build a fire in a reverse flow smoker.

Post by Huffytt » March 14th, 2012, 11:26 am

Very helpful video guys, thanks. A couple of questions. This is my first smoker build and cooked twice. I've been using charcoal for fuel and hickory or apple for smoke. I see that your using mostly Oak and some coal for fuel. 1. Are you using the charcoal to light the Oak and the oak is your source of heat and then when your ready to smoke you add some other wood? 2. Does the oak affect the taste of your food? 3. I've been having trouble maintaining 225 -250 degrees and was wondering if because of the crap small chunk coal I'm getting if it packing to tight in the fire basket and choking the flow. Any ideas or suggestions on that?



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Post by The Czar » March 14th, 2012, 2:10 pm

Mainly we use the charcoal just to start the wood for the smoke.....we have been using hickory for main smoke and just throwing in some oak....about a 80 to 20 percent ratio....

Using charcoal as the only fuel source probably won't work in a reverse flow?



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