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Old 04-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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What is the proper top vent opening for 22" WSM with DigiQ2 some say all the way open some say 1/4 open?
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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I keep mine open about a 1/3 open on my performer, so I would say you would probably want to be 1/2 to 3/4.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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My normal position on my WSM 18" is one-half. I adjust occasionally based on how the digi is working. Generally, in colder outdoor temps and higher target temps, I'll open it somewhere between one-half and three-quarters.

My guess is a good normal position on the 22 is between one-half and three-quarters. I'd try something a little more open than one-half and see what happens. If the digi is running a high percentage of the time you can open it a little more. I'm assuming you have the 10 cfm fan.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Yes I have the 10 cfm I have been leaving the top vent all the way open but I am not getting the long smokes I want, with lump I only get about 8 to 10 hours @225
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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chrisjen,
I've never used lump coal, only KB, but I think you should be getting more than 8-10 hours assuming you're using a full load and the ambient temp is not fairly cold. My 18.5" will use allot more coal if temp is in the 20s than it will if temp is in the 50s.

Is the digi keeping the temps at the target?
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