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COOKING CHAMBER HEAT ISSUES!!!!!

post #1 of 7
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Hi all,

I'm having issues woth heat in the cook chamber. The middle of the cooking chamber reads 250 on a tel-tru guage, but on the side closer to the fb it reads 300. Should there really be a 75° temperature difference? There's a baffle plate installed right above the fb. Should I angle it down more?
post #2 of 7
IMO, you should look into having a convection plate made similar to the Horizon type with the progressively larger holes coming away from the FB. If this does not sound right for you, check out tuning plates. I have the convection plate and it works great for me.

How long is your CC ? The shorter ones usually give more problems than the longer ones. I guess the heat has more length to settle down.

Good luck with it, Joe
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Originally Posted by Joe Black View Post

IMO, you should look into having a convection plate made similar to the Horizon type with the progressively larger holes coming away from the FB. If this does not sound right for you, check out tuning plates. I have the convection plate and it works great for me.

How long is your CC ? The shorter ones usually give more problems than the longer ones. I guess the heat has more length to settle down.

Good luck with it, Joe


Hey Joe, thanks for the response. My cc is just under 5 feet. I guess I could try the convection plate or tusing plates. I was trying to go old school and just have fb to cc.
Should I have the tuning or convection plates made or is there a company out there that sell ls custom lengths?
post #4 of 7
You can check Horizon. They make convection plates for their smokers, but if the dimensions are close they will fit others. I had mine made when the smoker was built. It gave me the option for the length and the size of the holes.

It should not be too expensive to have a fab shop just make one. Good luck, Joe
post #5 of 7

Swap the guages to double check before you start hacking it apart.

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Originally Posted by TXSmoker76 View Post

Hi all,

I'm having issues with heat in the cook chamber. The middle of the cooking chamber reads 250 on a tel-tru gauge, but on the side closer to the fb it reads 300. Should there really be a 75° temperature difference? There's a baffle plate installed right above the fb. Should I angle it down more?

 

i know i made a plate from 14g steel and drilled holes in it progressively getting bigger and it is only 2 degrees difference 

post #7 of 7
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Sorry for the delay in response. Got way busier than I should've. Anyway, thanks for all the responses and info. I was planning on working on it today, but as luck would have it is raining again.
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