Inverted Flame Combustion
Man has been cooking meat over a fire for about a million years. We turn this arrangement on its head. Three key learnings from U of Q:
- The Fire Triangle: combustion requires fuel, oxygen & heat.
- How Wood Burns: smoke is a fuel; it burns as a flame.
- Creosote: unburned smoke makes for some nasty barbecue.
When a KBQ Firebox operates in Inverted Flame mode, power is drawn from the bottom of the fire. Smoke is pulled downward, through the hot bed of coals, which is kept well-oxygenated by adjacent air vents. This action completes the fire triangle, creating an inverted flame and clear-to-blue “smoke” – the kind that great pit bosses make after years of experience managing real wood fires.