Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

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Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

Postby gonzz » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:56 pm

Installed 2 temp gauges on my custom 20", 48 inches long smoker. It is 50 degrees off from left to right. The higher temp is on the firebox side. It has a 20" Horizon convection plate installed. How close can I get the 2 sides?
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Re: Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:05 pm

With your current situation 50° is not all that bad the smaller the chamber the harder to even out temps. I would get used to rotating meat on long cooks.
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Re: Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

Postby gonzz » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:04 pm

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Re: Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:20 pm

It is not working as designed. I would find something different. Baffle plates specifically.
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Re: Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:22 pm

k.a.m. wrote:With your current situation 50° is not all that bad the smaller the chamber the harder to even out temps. I would get used to rotating meat on long cooks.



^^^ or that could work too. 50 deg is really not too bad.
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Re: Temp is 50 deg differance on my 48" offset

Postby Finatic » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:30 am

Try laying an aluminum (or other) pan filled with water in the bottom of the smoker close to the firebox. Leave a few inches between the pan and the firebox opening so it doesn't completely disrupt the air flow. This should minimize the difference some as long as you keep water in the pan.

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