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    Temp Differences once loaded up with Meat

    It very well could be... But how do I overcome this issue?
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    Temp Differences once loaded up with Meat

    I've seen that post a few times in my perusing of this site... The one question that I have is how does this differ from propping the door open when cooking? All of the pits I've built/owned haven't had vents and I've never seemed to have an issue before. It seems like just adding the meat this...
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    Temp Differences once loaded up with Meat

    Hello y'all I've recently completed my offset build which is pictured below. Today I've loaded it up with a few brisket and I"ve noticed that the temp difference from side to side has increased greatly. It used to be within 5-10 degrees side to side now it's closer to 50 degrees difference...
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    Smoker Door Sprung

    Well I tried using a bottle jack and a board on the inside of the door and it helped a little, but still have maybe 1/8" of a gap. I put a piece of wood and used my BFH to try to beat the door back in, but no luck... Any other advice?
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    Smoker Door Sprung

    Hey y'all! I'm finally building my offset smoker but ran into an issue with the door. When cutting out the main door the metal on the tank sprung. See pics Hard to get a fantastic pic of it, but the top bows in the middle. The bottom is bowed out the entire length of the door. The left side...
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    Stick burner help

    Sorry I’ve been absent for a while y’all. I ran the test and determined it was air flow issues. Been running with my baffle plate further away from firebox and using the door and not the vents. I’ve had some amazing results. Thanks for all the help. One happy camper
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    Stick burner help

    I guess to that point the average log in my shed isn’t much more than 2” dia.
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    Stick burner help

    Do you think this contributes to one side being too hot?
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    Stick burner help

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    Stick burner help

    Yes. That picture is deceiving.... all the logs in my shed are under 12” or so mainly being from 8-10
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    Stick burner help

    Where to go now....
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    Stick burner help

    Well I tried two things tonight: I moved the original baffle plate further back in the cook chamber. About 4 inches from the fire box. I also did not use the vents just used the door. It got the temp difference within 40 degrees. So I guess this confirms my suspicion that there wasn't enough...
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    Oklahoma Joe (Horizon) 16” offset for sale

    located in southern IL. No rust or problems with the quality of this pit. Cleaned out and vaccumed after every use. Just not the right size and wanted to build my own smoker. Wanting $550 will including tuning plates and Weber igrill