Originally Posted by Rhaugle
has anyone used an additional heat deflector in the BT 40 yet? Or is the water pan enough of a deflector for this? I was trying to find bears picture of the bottom of his smoker to reference, but cant seem to find it... talking about the heat deflector over the heating element, not the drip cover over his AMPS
I'm not sure, but I think Dr K might have a BT MES 40, and he uses a deflector that surrounds the right side of his water pan.
ON EDIT: I just saw a pic of Dr K's deflector, and it is also in a Gen #1---Not a BT 40. Sorry.
The water pan is not a working heat deflector. Without a deflector the heat runs from the element on the bottom right side, straight up the right side. The water pan does nothing to avoid that.
My Deflector pushes heat from the right side to the middle of the smoker.
Edited by Bearcarver - 8/26/15 at 2:20pm