Turning plate question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by james1nc, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. I have an OK Joes smoker, I read a few threads on turning plates now im confused even more. I think it's a piece of metal either bolted or welded above the FB outlet onto the CC to redirect heat more evenly to avoid cold spots. I'm fairly mechanically incline so im sure I could do this mod myself if I completely understood it. I'm going to lowe's  tomorrow to get the material to lower my smoke stack to the grate. Can someone help me out.
     
  2. NO mod guys or builders on here tonight?
     
  3. lefty40

    lefty40 Newbie

    Hey James. I have a Brinkman Trailmaster. I ordered one through Horizon Smokers for $60. They have a picture of them on their web site I hope that helps.
     
  4. Thanks Lefty I'll check them out
     
  5. Just ordered the convection plate from Horizon  It's made for the OK Joe's its a drop in unit no bolting or welding required. Has anyone tried one on these? 
     
  6. lefty40

    lefty40 Newbie

    Hey James, I just ordered the 16" one.  I have read reviews from other people that have them.  They really liked them, and said they are well made.
     
  7. Good deal they said mine should be here in about 10 days .
     
  8. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    james1nc just try the plate and exhaust mod first. I done several mods to mine tuning plates was one of them but not sure it needs this mod.
     
  9. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    You can do a search and find lots of pictures and info for these mods. My thread was "assembly/modding Oklahoma Joe
     
  10. Thanks Docman I read your post the other day and very impressed with your handy work mods. I found a mod on here a few weeks ago where they lowered the smoke outlet to the grate but can't find it. I think they just used 3'' dryer vent 90%.  have you done this mod?
     
  11. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    I have not lowered the exhaust. If I ever do I'll cut old off and cut new hole. My exhaust is 3-1/2" all the way so I hate to add 3" dryer vent but may one of these days to see how it works
     
  12. I figured for less than $10 its a cheap mod to try.Ill let you know if it helps
     
  13. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    I agree
     
  14. Finally received my convection plate from Horizon cant wait to try it out . The quality and workmanship was [​IMG]  . think I will do a brisket this week
     
  15. Use 3" dryer hose to extend the chimney down to the grate. Makes quite a difference. Here are a couple examples.


     

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