As you can see from picture I have an offset smoker box and two smokestacks. When a fire is roaring in the smoker box the fire and heat shoot through the opening and make the area near the fire box significantly hotter than the rest of smoker. I have thought about putting a pizza stone 6-10 inches from the opening of the firebox to the smoker to deflect the heat and distribute the heat more evenly. Does anyone out there have any opinions of this? Better ideas? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.