hot side

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by pakak, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. my right side is hotter than my left side there is a steel plate angle down to force the firebox heat down and across the bottom of the smoker. is the right side useless r do i put my water pan there r do i make plate longer any suggestions



  2. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    There are mods you can do to even out the heat.. until you make some changes, you are stuck using the right side as a water heater and placing the food on the left side. A water pan will even out your heat to some degree (pun intended) but not completely.

    Looks like you have a deflector but it's not working that well.. you may need a tuning plate as shown on this thread:

    Do a search above for "Horizontal Offset Mods" and you should find some good reading material to set you in the right direction.
  3. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    here's what old country does with there bigger rigs (Tuning Plates).  same concept, just down size.  i used 3/16" plate in my cheap a** new braunfels.

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