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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #12
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@Just BS- my offset started out as just a grill made out of a 55 gallon drum so there's a charcoal grate below the cook grate, and that's where I put the firebrick. They act as a sort of a tuning plate and keep flames from lapping up from the firebox and scorching the meat. I suppose you could lay some along the bottom of the drum if you don't have a grate down there, or use some flat stock to elevate them just below your food grate. And yeah they're pretty much end to end with about a 4" space opposite the firebox and along the sides as well. Dryer vent will work for exhaust as long as it's the aluminum flex kind... or use a beercan with the ends cut off lol! Hope that helps.
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