Originally Posted by Just BS
I used both the intake on the off set box as well as the stack vent. That's probably not a good idea. Stack should be wide open and use the intake as your control.
I plan on extending the stack down to the grate. That will help.
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. A basket will definitely help. You can also start with a charcoal fire and add sticks as you need. A small hot fire is the key to a smaller offset like that. Well, that has been my experience.
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. 13" x 6" x 1/4" steel tuning plates helped my Cimmaron run much more even.
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