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reverse flow baffle plate to grate distance?

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by stiffyman, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. stiffyman

    stiffyman Smoke Blower

    I am making a reverse flow smoker from a propane tank, am I going to have any problems if my baffle plate is within 2 inches from the grate? ot is that preffered

    will JB weld hold up ok to high heat?
  2. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The one I am working on should end up about 2 to 3 inch's above. And umm I'm not sure on the JB Weld. How thick is you meat chamber and do you have a drill?
  3. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think you really want the RF plate too close to the cooking surface.  The radiant heat off the plate may cook the meat to fast or unevenly. 
  4. danielh

    danielh Meat Mopper

    mine is at ~4 inches at the closest point and its fine..
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm in the middle of a build myself; Luckily I have a friend with a Lang to refer to. But his RF plate is about 2"  from the cookin surface. Not sure I like that idea, But it is a Lang afterall....(personaly) I'm going with atleast 4" ! Can't wait to see your build....[​IMG]