Ok, I finally got back to working on my little reverse flow smoker.
My cook chamber is a 32" long and 12" diameter tank. I cut the lid out to open up a quarter of the chamber.
My question is regarding placement of the heat baffle. My main cooking grill will be 12" deep by 24" long. This gives me 6" at the center from the bottom of my grill to the bottom of the tank.
How far below my grill should the baffle be?
Is the idea that the smoke will travel to the end furthest from the fire box and then pass over the food, or should some smoke also flow under the food grill?
Should the baffle be level? Or, should I have a slope back to the offset fire box. I guess I could break a "V" in the plate to allow any drippings to flow to the center and have a drip drain there.
I want to make up and get the baffle installed next before I add the fire box or grill supports.
Thanks for your help folks!