Originally Posted by JP7794
Is it really all that important to have everything air tight? In my one and only cook with it I just taped the two holes on the damper that had the fan and closed the other bottom dampers.
If it is, wouldn't it be easier to just tape the other holes from the inside?
I think it will depend on what temp the pit runs with the fan OFF. If it runs cooler than the minimum temperature you will ever went to run then fine, but in many cases is may not, then the controller can do nothing to control the heat.
BBQ seems to be about controlling the pit, and sealing any uncontrolled leaks seems to be a major part of that process ?