I have my eye on a smoker with an offset firebox and and seen some discussion on another forum around constructing a heat deflector or baffle between the firebox and cooking chamber to help even out the heat and lessen the "hot spot" near the opening.
Does anyone have any thoughts on if this is a must do thing?
Lance, if you read this can you tell me if you are experiencng a severe hot spot in your Lyfe Tyme cooker? That is the one I am looking at (20x40 double door). It appears to have a very small heat deflector but I am wondering if extending it a bit with aluminum flashing would be beneficial.
Thanks in advance. Sorry for the long post.