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clikover 11-05-2012 09:03 PM

Karubecue pit
 
Guys:
I realize there have been some posts on this in the past. I just wanted to show my results from tonight. I have to tell you, I'm pretty impressed from reviewing his website in detail and then from my test fire of the pit today. I don't own this pit. It was given to a buddy for free and he offered it to me to try out. I was curious about the design, so I took it home and fired it up. Here is a video I took today of how the integrated convection system controls temp:


Here is the website for the pit:

http://www.karubecue.com/

Bludawg 11-05-2012 09:38 PM

Very interesting If I ever have a extra g-note to blow on a toy I might just get one.

Fo Sizzle My Nizzle 11-05-2012 10:20 PM

Did the temps ever stabilize? I see that with the fans it was within a constant range but did it ever settle in at your temp for more than a couple seconds?

clikover 11-06-2012 08:03 AM

No, and I don't think it ever would, as that doesn't seem to be the design. Given the fire is outside the box and heat only gets sucked in through the coal bed when the fan turns on to create a vacuum, it is always going to be a constant off/on design. I don't think it's much different than using a Guru on a low fire in many ways. It keeps temps consistent and it gives you a very clean fire. There is a fair amount of air movement involved, clearly, so maybe all the convection will dry meats out...I don't have test results on that yet.

Karubecue 11-07-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fo Sizzle My Nizzle (Post 2264737)
Did the temps ever stabilize? I see that with the fans it was within a constant range but did it ever settle in at your temp for more than a couple seconds?

Temp will have a sawtooth profile. I played around with PID controllers, but could never convince myself that barbecue cooked at target temp +/- 0.5 F was any better than barbecue cooked at target temp +/-10 F. So I opted for the simpler ON/OFF control.


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