Originally Posted by Big Dan
So basically there is a plate on the bottom that directs the heat to the other side first?
Its a full length baffle - starting directly above the firebox opening. From the firebox; the smoke and thermal energy runs under the plate (from the firebox) in a right to left direction until hitting the far left side of the smoker which changes direction (left to right) and passes over the meats before leaving thru the exhaust.
Below is a rough diagram - not exactly to scale.
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