Making some progress on the new Silver Smoker, in fact enough that I going to do a couple of butts Saturday. I used a 13" sheet pan for the baffle and screwed it to the top angled piece of metal at the fire box opening. Had my buddy fab 3- 1/8" steel tuning plates to fit across the smoke chamber. I'm thinking I can move them around a little to widen or narrow the gaps to even out the temps. This unt came with the stack extended down to within about 3" from the grates. Is this close enough or should I extend it all the way down? In the fire box all I've done so far was added a charcoal grate from the smoke chamber to the one in the firebox. I inverted and over lapped it with the other one so the grate opening is significantly reduced. Holds the coals longer before they drop to the bottom of the firebox. I did a dry run with it and the temps from the firebox side to the stack side were about 25o different which from what I've read is about the norm. At this point all advise, suggestions, critiques are welcome. I do need to seal the firebox lid and the smoke chamber lid yet but don't think I can wait! Gonna burn some wood this weekend!