As I said in the beginning of this blog/thread "I welcome all critizizims and suggestions. Ive been called names before so....nothing bothers me.
I know what your saying and I did think of that however, I think its gonna get plenty of air through the sides and bottom. My actual purpose for building this wasent for "forcing air". it was to utilize all heat. Get more for less, ya know?
The plate going across the smoker, I have tried that and it does work well. I actually tried it 3 times.
Thanks for your imput Dan. I really do appreciate it. I will post my results for its the least I can do for this forum! Anything beats how I was doing it before...Throw some logs on, let it burn down, smoke with NO mods. LOL! So, in reality, I probably never would have went this far if it wasent for this forum reading on Tuning plates, Baffles, reverse flow...etc.
My exp in life has been if your thinking of it, chances are someone else has thought of it as well. Even if everything turns out to be a big flop, thats ok with me for Nothing tried, Nothing gained! and what I learn, someone else can read.
Thanks again for your imput...seriously
I try Steve....would have been nice to be in a shop instead of on the back deck in those winds yesterday! BRRRR!
As far as " a good burn" Im assuming that when I do fire this up at the end of the burn if all coals are ash....than Im good to go. No?
Flickering flame?....I am using lump and never really had a flicker to it except when I add a chunk or 2. 8" from bottom of basket to top of hood.
The fan.....LOL, I was thinking that last night as I was staring at it!!! As I said before....Nothing tried, Nothing gained. Time to go to work