I've been researching thermal masses and how they can help maintain and better distribute heat equally (I know some people disagree). So my question is where should I place them? Near the firebox or the other end of the cooking chamber? I have a couple bricks that I planned on using.
So what makes sense to me is to put them on the side opposite the fire box so when they get hot they hold the heat on that side. But I was talking to a buddy about it and he said I should put it on the firebox side or else it will take forever for the bricks to warm up and just make the temperature difference even worse from side to side. So I was curious what the thoughts and consensus is from the people that have been doing this alot longer then I have.