Originally Posted by gamblerpro1
I just purchased a new pit but im having trouble getting the temp up.i noticed the reverse flow plate is not welded all the way around.it is spot welded.will this affect the way it cooks.i have used it two times and have cooked some great ribs and pork.it is hard to get it up to 300 degrees.i don't cook that high but was wondering if it is normal for the plate to be this way.thanks
Besides being crappy workmanship the baffle plate being tacked should not effect the way it cooks as I cooked on mine for quite some time before I finished welding it out. Post up some pictures of your rig so we can get a better feel for what you are working with. I can easily get 600+ degrees out of mine but I purposely built a large firebox on it.