• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

fire box sizing and tuning plates

scott straker

Newbie
1
10
Joined Sep 14, 2016
I'm getting a 4' x 8' smoker but it doesn't have an  offset firebox, which I am going to have added.  How do I calculate how big it should be.  Plus, I'm reading about tuning plates.  Do they touch from front to back with gaps between them as they move away from the firebox?  Any help is appreciated.  No time to make a mistake now.  Thanks, Scott
 

daveomak

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
25,706
3,171
Joined Nov 12, 2010
Fire box 1/3 the volume of the cooking chamber works well....     Tuning plates, seal from side to side and at the FB end of the CC so as to direct all the heat and smoke under the plates...   The gap between the plates is used to adjust the heat on the food grate....

 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.