Once you get her dialed in your can do whatever you want depending on what you're smoking.
Originally Posted by Chavo27
I guess I don't understand how a ball valve works I thought it had to have pressure for it to open and close....
Nope...it's mechanical...it just uses a "ball" as a method to open and close the air flow...
you said you like 3-3/4" pipe nipples. 2 with caps, so there's really no point to the other 2 holes?
Some folks use 3...some use 4 holes. The idea is to be able to open them all when lighting and then shut them down one by one to reach your temp goal...the ball valves allow for a more precise adjustment.
also is there allot of maintenance required as fasr as keeping the heat at a stable level...
Not really...once you get a few burns under your belt you get a feel for how your pit burns...
Do you have to be watching it the whole cook or can do other stuff close by?
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