I am currently doing some minor mods to my OKJ Longhorn offset.
I have received my Nomex gasket material and will be applying it to the cooking chamber and the fire box here in the next couple of days or so.
I am going to raise my fire grate in the fire box, using bolts and nuts, I would like to raise another couple of inches if I can.
I have a charcoal basket on order from Horizon, along with a convection plate, if it ever gets here. Been on order quite a while.
Finally, I have seen where some extend the smoke stack down close to the cooking surface, using a 90 degree elbow and alum dryer vent hose or alum flashing. Does this mod really do much for me, just curious as I can't seem to figure in my simple mind what that is going to do? If it is worth it, how close to the cooking surface should it be?
Thanks for any tips,