Hi guys. I asked this yesterday but since no one responded, maybe I should ask it differently.
I have this smoker.
I want to put a Auber Temp controller on it, or maybe the BBQ Guru Nano.
I have modified the smoker by putting a Weber style damper on the top, and another one of the bottom. And I have put a coal grate in the pan to keep the coals off the bottom. Thats all I have done so far.
From reading about these controllers, I think I need to install the blower below the level of the coal grate. Is this correct?
Also, since this smoker has a charcoal pan, I think I need to drill a hole in the pan and install a pipe through the pan and the wall of the smoker to attach the blower so that it is not just blowing into the pan, but into the coal area instead.
The other things is I need are seal off the hole in the bottom with foil tape, right now there is a fairly large hole in the center of the bottm of the smoker, and also the damper I just put in. I would just keep that closed. And maybe put fire rope around the lid, it does seal pretty tight now though. And also do something with the door if it leaks too.
The aim would be for the smoker to have the ability to completely seal off the air and put the coals out if i closed it up, then it would be airtight enough for the controller to work.
Does it sound like I have all this right?
Any other tips or comments are welcome
thanks for your time