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Frankencube xl

Post by Diggerg » December 11th, 2019, 10:34 am

Can anyone tell me if the frankencube XL is insulated or if it's possible to make it so?



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Re: Frankencube xl

Post by ajfoxy » December 11th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Nope, not insulated. Think of it as an upmarket, square UDS. Not sure if insulating it would be of any real benefit as such.


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Re: Frankencube xl

Post by Big T » December 11th, 2019, 6:06 pm

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Re: Frankencube xl

Post by Diggerg » December 12th, 2019, 3:30 pm

ajfoxy wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Nope, not insulated. Think of it as an upmarket, square UDS. Not sure if insulating it would be of any real benefit as such.
Pretty chilly here in the UK this time of year. And I guess it would be more fuel efficient in the summer.



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Re: Frankencube xl

Post by ajfoxy » December 13th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Pretty chilly here in the UK this time of year. And I guess it would be more fuel efficient in the summer.
Hot air rises... right where the meat sits... And the sides get a tad toasty, nice to keep you warm in winter... win/win. :D


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Re: Frankencube xl

Post by Frank_Cox » December 14th, 2019, 5:55 pm

Insulating it would be ok around the firebasket area but I wouldn't insulate above the baffle plate. the unit will need to sweat some heat out the sides or it could overshoot temp and then it wouldn't be easy to control.
On another note... The biggest thing to remember about direct fired charcoal smokers with a large fuel capacity is the unit must be air tight!


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