Making a baffle

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bestee, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. bestee

    bestee Fire Starter

    According the Day 4 of the smoking course, Jeff recomends installing a baffle on my offset in order to keep heat even, not torch the near stuff, and be able to cook to far end stuff properly. I have the attached (pic)smoker. Pretty standard offset. Any suggestions on how to make and insert a baffle? Materials? how to attach it?..any insight would be very helpful. For the ribs in the picture below, I had to rotate the placement on an hourly basis. They came out great...but I would like to even it out and keep the door closed longer.
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  2. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

    I've got a Charbroil Silver Smoker which is similiar (firebox on the other end).
    Here's a pic of my baffle and tuning plates.

    The Silver Smoker (SS) cooking chamber is 35" long and 16" wide.

    My baffle is 14" wide 12" long and extends under the first tuning plate 4 1/2".

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    There is a 1 1/2" gap between the baffle and the front of the chamber and 1/2" on the rear.

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    Tuning plates 1 & 3 measure 13 3/4" x 10 1/4" and #2 is 13 3/4" x 7". The tuning plates are 3 3/4" above the bottom of the chamber. There is a 1/2" space between plate 3 and the right wall.
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    Hope this helps.
     
  3. bestee

    bestee Fire Starter

    great pics!!! just what I was looking for! Thanks
     
  4. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

    It's best if you can make your baffle fit tight near the firebox. Mine needs to be widened. Post some pics when you get it done.
     
  5. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree, I made mine fit tight near the FB also...
     

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