It works much better now. Thank you for the tip.
The first time I put a fire in the smoker I had 50-75 degree temp differences from one end to the other. I tacked a baffle plate under the RF plate to see if it would help.
I'm guessing it worked because temps were within 10-15 degrees now. Not perfect, but better then before.
I figured since I had the smoker going I should throw some eats on it. So I prepped a couple dozen ABT's and two racks of ribs and threw them on.
I over cooked it all, but it still tasted pretty good. Definitely a learning experience.
I did cook one thing perfectly though. I forgot I stuck this inside the firebox so I could see when I was welding in the baffle.