View Full Version : Reverse flow baffle angle

10-10-2015, 06:33 AM
I am building a reverse flow from an oil tank. My baffle is made of 3/16 steel within a strip of 2" angle for a channel for drippings. I haven't finalized anything yet but the way it sits now, the baffle drops about 1 1/4 inches from the fire box side to the opposite side. To me, it looks like a drastic slope. Is this too much of an angle? Will this effect the temperature or smoke flow through the cooker? What is a safe slope to use that will effectively drain off the drippings

10-10-2015, 07:57 AM
FWIW mine drops about an inch over 54 inches, works fine. I've actually seen several where the baffle is essentially flat "left-to-right" and just use a slight slope into the angle/channel drain"front-to-back".

10-10-2015, 09:18 AM
Thanks! This helps. I want to weld the baffle in place but I don't want to make it permanent until I know for sure it's gonna work correctly.