Tuning Plates - best location?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rhaugle, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. rhaugle

    rhaugle Smoke Blower

    Hey guys,

    I've been looking at as much as I can on tuning plates (just bought an OKJ Highland) and am having trouble deciding the best place for the plates to rest. I've seen about half with the plates 3 or so inches below the cooking grate, and half with the plates resting on the charcoal grates on the bottom of the smoker (maybe 6-8 inches below the cooking grates). From what I can tell, the most important thing is that they have to be equal with, or above the baffle from the FB. Aside from that, does it matter where they are? 
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

     From what I can tell, the most important thing is that they have to be equal with, or above the baffle from the FB. Aside from that, does it matter where they are? 

    That's it...You want good heat flow end to end...JJ
     

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