I just did my first smoke today with a modded Silver Smoker (chimney, baffle, sealed chimney, lowered thermometer). I smoked two racks of beef ribs, one rack of spare ribs, and two loads of thighs/drumsticks. The beef ribs turned and chicken turned out fantastic, the spare ribs were good, but not what I expected (due to what I did, I'll fix that next time). My idea came to me while I was smoking...I was looking at the extra flash I had lying around and thought that cutting it into four sections and running on the bottom of the cooking chamber would create an excellent baffle and set of tuning plates. The circular shape fits perfectly and in my head I think it would be a great way to manipulate heat and gain more usable cooking area. My only concern is the lack of thickness with the flash, but if it's just directing air, that shouldn't be a big deal. Has anyone tried this? Any thoughts on whether this will work? It seems to easy to me to be truly effective.
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5/27/08 at 1:33am