Hi I went back to original thin tuning plates that came with the smoker, put them by the firebox side ,plus I In used a cookie sheet pan on the far end.
Getting 41* temp difference end to end.Will post pics of this set-up when I'm done smoking. Temps got better 1/2 thur the 3 hr cook, on ly 20* different.???
Last Try:Here is what I used for tuning Plates. Read about it somewhere in this forum .I took the charcoal tray that runs the length of the cooking chamber, turned it upside down and placed it by firebox opening.Hope it shows in the pics.If I can get them uploaded.
Tonite I just used the firebox as a grill. Put 1/2 Weber chimney of Kingsford charcoal into my home made basket. Temps were only off by 20* side to side, much better then last time. I think with a little more working on the problem, the temps would even out some more.
I wasn't happy about the way the grill worked, next time I have to get the grill grates closer to charcoal. The charcoal was 6" from the grills.
My highest temp by the firebox only reached 220, could the low temp be from only using 1/2 chimney of coals? Another thing I will have to play around with.
PS I gotta work on a better seal for the pit door.When the smoke first started it came from the back and sides of the pit door.Once the smoke settled down it seem OK
other day plates
Edited by DanBono - 6/23/13 at 5:05am