So I have the Silver smoker. Did most suggested mods. Baffle, lowering stack, charcoal box, etc. The on mistake I did make was, the baffle and the tuning the plates are pretty thin sheet metal. I would prefer not to redo it. Do you think the pumice briquettes would be a decent option in order to distribute the heat and lessen hot spots? Basically laying them right on the tuning plates?
I have also seen people suggest sand? Is that typically suggested in the firebox itself?