Ok so I have a couple of smokes under my belt now ( both spare ribs), and now am in process of doing a little modding to my OKJ offset smoker to help seal it up for better temp control/ fuel management.
Firstly, I ordered about 5 weeks ago a charcoal basket and a convection plate from Horizon, for my OKJ Longhorn. I hope I get them before too much longer.
In reading the forums here, it appears Permatex Ultra Black RTV Silicone Gasket Maker, would be a good choice for sealing the leaks. My OKJ leaks around the lid of the drum, and lid of the firebox. I see this Permatex is rated for up to 500 F. I am sure that is ok for the drum, what about the firebox side? Sometimes I do use the drum for direct grilling as well, when we have company over.
Just want to make sure this will work ok without issue? I want to say the last time I did a large direct grill in the drum, the thermometer on it read about 375 or so.
The last thing on my list to do, will be to extend the chimney down closer to the cooking grate, I got some aluminum flashing I can use, just need to pickup an elbow for it.
Thanks for any advice on using this Permatex for sealing, I hope to get it done in the next few days.