If I put my digital on upper tray all thermometers read same. Please help or explain.
Here is a photo showing the lower shelf digital over 330 while the upper is showing 230. Say what? What's going on here?
Edited by stevegibbs - 11/23/14 at 10:29am
Do you have baffling? This helps direct the heat to the opposite end and causes Radiant heat to come off the Baffle. I have tuning plates and have no prob. (may be 10* to 20* diff.).
Takes some playing with your Smoker , but worth the trouble.
Put some Brats on as you do it for some energy.
Have a good Holiday Season and as always . . .
Don't feel bad bro, I just got a Horizon side firebox, depending on the stage of the fire, I'll have a 100-200* swing from one end to the other. I don't have a baffle/convection plate. Without one I can't really use that end of the smoker. Those plates should come standard but no, if you you order from Horizon you gotta wait months to get one. Rant over :)
I'm going to revisit the guy the welded this for me and ask him to provide. I know he has a stack of plates in his little shop. This smoker is one of a kind.
Funny I saw the email alerting me that you replied to my post just now because I was about to stand up and go outside and begin smoking some chicken.
I'm going to do more experimenting. Any readers of this thread, don't think the problem is solved. I'm still curious how I could have 100 degree difference between two shelves only about 10 inches apart. Seems extreme.
Steve in Benicia CA
It would be helpful if you could post pics of the inside of the firebox and cook chamber like Dockman requested.
You may have an airflow problem. The firebox looks like its mounted so low that there is not a big enough opening to the cook chamber, really hard to tell without bigger pics.
You should also run your dimensions through the Feldon pit calculator