Originally Posted by HookedOnQ
If you take your baffle the full length of the cook chamber you would basicaly be makin it a reverseflow therefore you would need to move your exhaust to the same end as the firebox. If you wanna keep it a standard offset you will need a short baffle over the firebox to cook chamber entrance than multiple plates across your cook chamber that you adjust to even out your temps and hot spots... Those would be called tuning plates if you do a search im sure you could find some more info on them
Thanks! That's kind of what I thought, are the heat baffles a must or could I still do alright without them?