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Original poster
Jan 11, 2014
Corpus Christi, TX
Good Afternoon Gentlemen,

                                  After many years of fuddling around with every kind of cheap metal smokers possible I have had a big boy smoker built. I'm  very excited to finish it before blasting the surface and applying primer/paint then finally firing it up. My question is do I need to add a tuning plate. The guy that built my pit did a few great things but did some other things that drove me crazy.

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Thanks for any advice or knowledge anyone can share!!
I would put a couple of therms at grate level to monitor temps while you season it.

If the temps are reasonably even across the grate, you would need no tuning plates.

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