Heat problem

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Smokingdaddy
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Heat problem

Post by Smokingdaddy » September 19th, 2018, 10:32 am

hello I have a heat problem too high in my smoker my tank has 24x24 '' and my firebox is 16x16x18 '' as can be seen in the photo my smoker is reverse flow and I think to help me at this that my heat is less high I will add two plate in red on the photo so that the smoke has a longer way to go before going out I would like to know if its meaning what I said

Thank you for advice
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Re: Heat problem

Post by Big T » September 19th, 2018, 7:38 pm

What are the temps ? Is it an overall high temperature or just in different areas of the CC ?


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Re: Heat problem

Post by Dirtytires » September 19th, 2018, 11:11 pm

I’m not sure I would pull out the welder just yet.

The top of the chamber is always going to be hotter. Heat rises. With that said, it can generally be controlled to some extent with airflow and fire management. I have found success by pinching off the chimney damper a bit. This slows down the airflow and lowers my upper chamber temp. However, you have to have a well maintained coal base (vs a big flame fire) for this to work. Big flames need airflow or they dump soot on the meat.



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