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Temperature range?

Post by brockmanes1 » April 10th, 2018, 8:19 pm

Was wondering if anyone knows what temperature range the mini has min/max, one that is built to spec from the plans?



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Re: Temperature range?

Post by ajfoxy » April 10th, 2018, 8:43 pm

Someone with a local (°F) build will probably be along shortly to answer your question.
I've only built a Double Pan and I work in Celcius so of no use to you at all. I'm guessing it will also be slightly influenced by outside temps and the type of charcoal you use.


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Re: Temperature range?

Post by brockmanes1 » April 10th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Yeah I’m not expecting exact temps just maybe ranges people have seen. Just wondering because of the modifications I’m planning. Not going to change firebox size if it can reach 400deg or higher easily.



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Post by Heatermeter builder » April 10th, 2018, 10:48 pm

I would not go over 400°. I noticed some odd sounds when I was in the 300 400 range. Also depending on how much you have in the smoker, you will consume large amount of charcoal.

I recently had close to 120 pounds of chicken quarters(3 boxes of RD chicken) in the smoker. I added one rack every 10 minutes or so and by the time I had the last rack in, it took forever to get it back up to 300+. Some of that was my fault, and a learning experience.


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Re: Temperature range?

Post by ajfoxy » April 10th, 2018, 11:01 pm

Yes, +400 on a regular basis might be pushing a GF.
You could probably put a blower on the inlet... BBQGuru / Heatermeter / etc. That would sort of turbo-charge the air intake and make it burn faster. But these things were not designed for grilling. Low and slow is the way...


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Post by Dirtytires » April 10th, 2018, 11:51 pm

Agreed...400 degrees is a different piece of equipment.



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Post by brockmanes1 » April 11th, 2018, 7:14 pm

Sorry I should have explained better. I have never smoked food above 300 degrees in a smoker.I know my status says rookie but I do have experience in fabrication and smoking lol. I was asking because of the modifications I plan on doing and how it would effect temperature range like min/max. I talked to frank and I have a better understanding. Adding more cc volume doesn’t affect max range so much as heat recovery after the door is opened.



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Re: Temperature range?

Post by alleyrat58 » April 12th, 2018, 8:09 pm

I have 2 double pan GF and with a guru I can run anywhere between 90deg F and 350deg F. 90 deg F only works when it's cold outside.


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Re: Temperature range?

Post by pr0wlunwoof » April 18th, 2018, 12:25 pm

I am glad you asked this question. I was wondering the same thing.



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