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Old 12-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by speers90 View Post
Does any run with their air intake wide open? Just wondering because I have actually found that I get a cleaner burn and it is easier for me to control my target temp. if I just leave the intake and exhaust wide open. I end up putting two small splits on every 30 minutes or so. I like to cook in the 250 - 300 range.
Personally, my rig would run too hot wide open all the time. If I add splits to the fire and the smoke gets thick I usually open the vents all the way to get a clean burn going again the very gradually close them to 1/4 open to maintain 250 - 275. I found that if I shut them down too fast that tends to give white smoke sometimes.

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