Originally Posted by MEAT
Thanks JT.....I just purchased a Brinkmann Smoke King Deluxe and I'm looking to make some enhancements. I've also heard that firebrick is good at conducting heat. Maybe even clay tiles.
Also, can you recommend any type of sealant that I might use around the fire box area for keeping smoke from escaping?
Actually, fire brick is a terrible conductor of heat. It does, however, have very high heat capacity, which helps to even out the pit temperatures during fluctuations in the fire temperature. Have a look at the Bandera 101 document for examples of home made silicone gaskets.