Hello everyone. I've been "Brining" in here the last couple of days trying to absorb some tips before i do my first smoke. I have a Silver Smoker and was looking for info on it when I came across this site. It seems to be populated by people who are willing to help others improve their craft so I thought I'd join today. I've been trying to learn about some of the baffle and tuning mods. Are they necessary to start out with? Which is better spaced plates or holes drilled in a single plate and has anyone used a design that allows them to be removed so it can be used as a grill also? I have not had time to do a thorough search yet.