Thread: Looked Good
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #11
Just BS
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Join Date: 09-10-12
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Originally Posted by mbshop View Post
are you trying to control the temp by using the stack vent ?
i would also use some drier vent to extend the inside stack down to the grate.
I used both the intake on the off set box as well as the stack vent.

I plan on extending the stack down to the grate.

What I REALLY need to do is build a "charcoal box". As it is now, I can't put enough charcoal to get the temp high enough.

It also appears I need to put a shelf under neath the grates as well as build a "deflector shield" somehow because the temps next to the fire box are much higher then the opposite side.

Originally Posted by Bludawg View Post
Looks like you overloaded the pit and restricted the flow good excuse to go bigger. Looks good to me, don't be so hard on your self.
Thanks, over all it tasted great. I just want it to be better. The bar has been set pretty high around here.

Originally Posted by plakers View Post
Well I doubt I'll be the only one to say this but you are in need of a UDS.

The offset you got, or anything that looks like it, will never give you the ability to hold temps. Not without a lot of modifications and sealing and even maybe then.

Yeah its overloaded, the quality cabinets you see on here can handle that, the COS cannot.

My UDS will suffice but when I pull thee trigger on something it wont be cheap. It'll be good but quality is not cheap.

Just sayin
I agree and just picked up a Webber 22" on CL. I got a line on a drum, but I'm gonna hvae to wait for work to slow down a bit. Having said that, this thing works great as a grill. Tri-tips seared and then moved over to be finished by indirect heat. It will stay, but I need something better...

Originally Posted by El Ropo View Post
Looks like your exhaust is almost completely closed. That's gonna reduce the draw, and also cause stale smoke to get backed up in the pit. If that's that case, I'd try to keep it fully open, or close to it.

On the cooker it appears to be an older model with slightly thicker metal than the newer COS models. The exhaust already looks like it's pretty close to grate level too. You should be able to make some great food in that thing with a little babysitting. Isn't that what they call a Char Broil Silver? They were supposed to be pretty decent cookers.
I forget what it's called. I bought it about 7 years ago and it works well. But I am ready to step it up. I had no idea how far off my temp gage was until I bought a nice digital one. Like I said, I'm gonna keep it, tweek it a little bit, build a UDS and then get something bigger & badder!
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