Thanks for looking dave. I want to keep it SFB. I actually like the different temp zones. i usually cook different types of things at the same time. for example, i would like to throw some chicken legs or quarters or wings near the FB where it is hotter. And i will be doing things like veggies, corn, pork butt, brisket, ribs on the far end where it is not as hot. i just traded for this smoker so i did not have to put out any cash. i just wanted a bigger smoker to do different things at once. i also wanted a bigger one because i wanted to throw a couple splits in the FB with my meat further away from the
So is it possible to damper the heat a little bit more without the tuning plates? or how would the tuning plates help with keeping the far side a little cooler, hopefully so i can peg a temp of 225-240.
Should i do anything with the size of the opening from firebox to the CC? is it possible to leave the flap instead of having to cut it?
What will cutting the exhaust do?
Does Keeping the grates at halfway or higher than midpoint on the CC have any benefits than having a rack thats lower than that
Sorry for all the questions.