Building a small pit for high temps?

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Building a small pit for high temps?

Post by Rockinar » July 28th, 2017, 10:13 pm

Hello,

I cook at lot of chicken on my 22" Kettle. I want to build a small rectangle 15"x 36" or so offset so I can use real wood instead of charcoal and lump. I want it to get up in the 300-400 temp range. Using the calculator would I easily get those temps, or would I need to modify it (larger/taller exhaust?") to get up there? I want this thing to draft like a beast. Not worried about low/slow. I'm strictly thinking about chicken.



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Re: Building a small pit for high temps?

Post by Big T » July 28th, 2017, 10:53 pm

Welcome aboard!! You shouldn't have any problems reaching those temps but you'll probably have to add fuel more often cooking at higher temps.


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Re: Building a small pit for high temps?

Post by ajfoxy » July 29th, 2017, 2:22 am

Welcome to the crew.


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Re: Building a small pit for high temps?

Post by Rodcrafter » July 29th, 2017, 12:49 pm

Welcome to the crew!

Interesting plan, I have not done this but myself but I think I would lower the FB about 4" and slope the top to the original location, make an adjustable damper for the throat at about 125% the norm wide open. This should allow you to get the high temperature and draft with the smallest fire in the FB.


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Re: Building a small pit for high temps?

Post by jadstar » July 29th, 2017, 6:37 pm

Rodcrafter has you covered !!! The increased air movement and damper will allow great control and max heat from fire ! Im gonna go out on a limb and say if he built a small offset it would still be HEAVY

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Re: Building a small pit for high temps?

Post by Rodcrafter » July 30th, 2017, 1:31 pm

My small one weighs 800#.
36"x20" CC


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