What thickness/gauge steel should I use for a firebox baffle?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by jdsmith, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    I'm gonna put in a baffle/deflector from my firebox into my cooking chamber like many others have done. I've gone back thru and looked at several posts but am having a hard time coming up with any discussion on the gauge of steel/thickness used. Suggestions?
     
  2. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What kind of smoker are you modifying?
     
  3. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    something between 16 and 20 gauge should work just fine...
     
  4. jdsmith

    jdsmith Smoke Blower

    These are pics of it when it was brand new. I've since taken off the top rack so that I could lower the exhaust down to the main cooking grate.
     
  5. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    I used 16g on my SNP. Worked like a charm.
     

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