View Full Version : Baffle for New Braunfels Offset smoker

04-20-2008, 10:29 PM
I have read all sorts of info about the New Braunfels Black Diamond and other newer models needing a baffle between the fire box and the cooking chamber.I have just acquired a NB offset smoker and am wondering specifically what and how this is accomplished does anyone have pictures they would be willing to share?Thanks Hacksaw

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04-20-2008, 10:33 PM
Sorry Hacksaw, I am photo-challenged but a long time ago in a galaxy far away, I used an old license plate(TX.) but first I scraped it and burnt it up real good to remove any impurities.
Worked for me.

04-20-2008, 11:33 PM
somewhere in my office computer i think i have the directions and pictures to upgrade the black diamond/ hondo, i have done it, once completed it works like a charm, can get 4-5 hours out of 5-7 lb of lump with the basket mod.. stay tuned i will get back to you

04-20-2008, 11:47 PM
Here is a pic of the baffle I did on my long departed NB Silver Smoker.


I bent it so it covered about a third of the opening and directed the heat under the cook grates. The Char-Griller mods are very similar if you can't find what you are looking for here try the Raichlen site.


Post some pics!

04-21-2008, 01:58 AM
I also read recenly hat a pie pan or pizza baking bap can be used as a heat baffle. The Pizza pan will have holes which can be good or bad. Horizon BBQ sells a baffle, I think they call it a Heat Deflector, that's meant to fit the pit perfectly. I never bought it though.


04-21-2008, 01:42 PM
Try this thread...:mrgreen:

04-21-2008, 03:09 PM
Definitely look here for mods and you will find them.
The easiest one I ever did was to unroll an old chimney briquette starter and flatten it out. It wasn't pretty, didn't last long, but it worked fine.

04-21-2008, 11:12 PM
I must say you guys are the best! It's time for a trip to the steel shop Thanks again I'll let you know what I come up with.Hacksaw

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