BBQ Dictionary - A Glossary of BBQ Terms

Reverse Flow Smoker

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In a basic offset smoker the heat and smoke move from the firebox through the cooking chamber and exit out the chimney at the opposite end.  The result is that the cooking temperature near the firebox is greater than it is near the chimney.

With a Reverse Flow Smoker the heat and smoke travel the length of the smoker under a metal plate then “reverse flow” and come back across and under the meat and exit out a chimney at the same end as the firebox.

Reverse Flow Diagram


 

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