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post #1 of 12
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Hi everyone I am a new member. I am from central missouri and am just starting to enter bbq competions. Just finished building my first smoker.
Can anyone tell me about tuning plates and where they should go?
post #2 of 12
Hi Moose... welcome to SMF. As for your question, the tuning plates help to distribute the heat more evenly in the smoke chamber from the firebox. Instead of having a really hot spot where the heat pours into the smoke chamber the plates catch the heat, absorb it, and pass it along to the next area or plate if needed.

There are many styles and posts on the subject if you need more help just ask. Also can you tell us what smoker you have? It will help us find the right choices for you.

Keep Smokin
post #3 of 12
Welcome to the SMF Moose. Glad you found usPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 12
Welcome Moose -

There are serveral good posts on tuning plates Do a search you'll see!
post #5 of 12
PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Welcome to the SMF PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 12
Welcome Moose from Alabama, how about a picture of your rig to help get
you some good answers
post #7 of 12
From one SMF noob to another, welcome!
post #8 of 12
Moose welcome to SMF, Great to have you, another Missourian folks.
post #9 of 12
Welcome to SMF Moose9274!!! Here is a link to a pretty good description of tuning plates and how they work as well as pics.


This next link is to the main page about the construction of the smoker they are in with more good pics documenting the build.


Hope this helps!
post #10 of 12
Welcome aboard!!
post #11 of 12
Welcome aboard Moose!! You are gonna love it here!
post #12 of 12
Newbie myself, welcome!
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