Originally Posted by Kathy's Smokin'
I'm jealous of the ¼" steel. N8man has a steel plate in one of his vertical metal smokers and he says that thing works beautifully to regulate and distribute heat and lasts forever. Don't remember how thick it is, .
So if I make a metal plate, or use some of the natural stone tiles, how big should I make the disc or should it be another shape? What is the best distance to mount the deflector above the bottom of the fire bowl? Should I hang it from the top or make some feet that sit in the coals? There are lots of ways to do this.
I am a big-time tinkerer and the occasional inventor so this stuff is fun for me. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with egg smokers so I am going to have to rely on you guys for some advice.