Ceramic Tile as a baffle/tuning plate...

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by medic92, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. I recently saw a YouTube video (aren't they great?) where the person used ceramic tile for a baffle and tuning plates.  He said they worked well for him.  Has anyone else tried this?  Ceramic tiles are a lot less expensive than metal, but I worry about the glaze and paint they use on the tiles.

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  2. I was going to try it at one time but just haven't gotten around to it yet!
    I see Menards has a box of 4"x4" tile with tiny holes in them and you get like 12 in a box for about 20.00 if memory serves. I
    I have a diamond bit and was going to try to make something similar with regular tile.
    I would like to know the results if you try them or if they can be used!
     
  3. I used a pizza stone in my cimerron offset. It worked pretty good because it was round like the cooking chamber and didnt shut of too much airflow. I Propped it up on the bottom so the gap around it was all similiar.
     
  4. Right now I'm just using two cheap aluminum pans together as a baffle.  If I ever get around to dropping by my parent's house they've got some furnace bricks I can have to line the bottom of the smoker for heat retention.  It's a crying shame I'm so lazy.

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  5. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    I use ceramic tiles in my bbq to make it an oven.  If you can find unglazed tiles you would be ahead as sometimes the glazed tiles crack due to the heat expansion differences from one side to the other.  Your furnace bricks would be perfect.
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Un-glazed Quarry Tile is about as cheap as you get and work great. I have used them in 500°F Ovens to bake bread on and in my smoker as a baffle and heat sink...JJ
     

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