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VGuilford 03-05-2007 06:55 PM

Question about tuning plates
 
Should they under or over the baffle? Or is it the heat deflector?

VGuilford 03-06-2007 08:56 AM

Well since no one has any suggestions, I'm going with above.

SP 03-06-2007 09:28 AM

Above. Here a good site the has some pics.

http://www.exit201.com/cyclops/cyclops.shtml

big brother smoke 03-06-2007 09:32 AM

Above is how my tuning plates are installed.

VGuilford 03-06-2007 09:37 AM

Thanks. Thats what I thought but ya never know. Should I paint them? Or just burn them good?

SP 03-06-2007 11:31 AM

no paint on the inside. Just food safe oil and a hot fire is all you need for the inside.

MoKanMeathead 03-06-2007 01:02 PM

This confusses me (easy to do). I thought the tuning plates were the "baffle". I am picturing the Lang that has a baffle along the entire underside of the meat box - there would be no reason to put tuning plates above this baffle.

SP 03-06-2007 02:03 PM

I was assuming the baffle was the deflector plate.


http://www.exit201.com/cyclops/page3.shtml

nmayeux 03-06-2007 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoKanMeathead
This confusses me (easy to do). I thought the tuning plates were the "baffle". I am picturing the Lang that has a baffle along the entire underside of the meat box - there would be no reason to put tuning plates above this baffle.

MM,
Your Lang, like mine, is a reverse flow, and doesn't need tuning plates. For those that have the traditional setup, with a firebox that dumps heat directly into the smoke chamber, tuning plates help shrink or eliminate the hotspot by the firebox. They really make a difference in the smaller offsets.

VGuilford 03-06-2007 04:05 PM

Yep thats what I'm trying to upgrade is an 30" Oklahoma Joe.

big brother smoke 03-06-2007 04:11 PM

My tuning plates are slotted to fit the baffle shown below. I took out the plates for this pic a while back. You can see the grooves where the plates just slide in. BTW: there is no paint on the inside anywhere

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...eisHere018.jpg


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