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Unread 03-05-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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Should they under or over the baffle? Or is it the heat deflector?
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Well since no one has any suggestions, I'm going with above.
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Above. Here a good site the has some pics.

http://www.exit201.com/cyclops/cyclops.shtml
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Above is how my tuning plates are installed.
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Thanks. Thats what I thought but ya never know. Should I paint them? Or just burn them good?
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no paint on the inside. Just food safe oil and a hot fire is all you need for the inside.
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This confusses me (easy to do). I thought the tuning plates were the "baffle". I am picturing the Lang that has a baffle along the entire underside of the meat box - there would be no reason to put tuning plates above this baffle.
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I was assuming the baffle was the deflector plate.


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This confusses me (easy to do). I thought the tuning plates were the "baffle". I am picturing the Lang that has a baffle along the entire underside of the meat box - there would be no reason to put tuning plates above this baffle.
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Your Lang, like mine, is a reverse flow, and doesn't need tuning plates. For those that have the traditional setup, with a firebox that dumps heat directly into the smoke chamber, tuning plates help shrink or eliminate the hotspot by the firebox. They really make a difference in the smaller offsets.
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Yep thats what I'm trying to upgrade is an 30" Oklahoma Joe.
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My tuning plates are slotted to fit the baffle shown below. I took out the plates for this pic a while back. You can see the grooves where the plates just slide in. BTW: there is no paint on the inside anywhere

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