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Old 01-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #24
Freddy j
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Join Date: 11-22-12
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Originally Posted by Bluesman View Post
Pull the water pan
Originally Posted by Bludawg View Post
What is in the water Pan? Do you have a wind brake set up?
Originally Posted by Toast View Post
Agree with above. No water in pan (but keep it in as a heat shield and drip pan).

It takes some serious coal to get a 22.5 up to those temps but they will last once your there.
Originally Posted by Stoke&Smoke View Post
All advice so far has been good. I did a mod on my door. Mounted a small bolt about 1/2" in from each upper corner.

It allows me to turn the door upside down, then I can pull it out (with bolts holding it) so it acts as an adjustable vent

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Update... I took the sand out the water pan and ran it empty but wrapped in foil. I was able to achieve temps high or low and the pit is MUCH more responsive when I adjust the vents.

Cooked some ribs at 270 f to perfection with an empty water pan. Thanks everyone!
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