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Unread 11-23-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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I'm cooking on my "new to me" Lang 60 today. I'm cooking in the 350 range today. When looking at the other posts here I see that most of the dampers are closed when cooking begins at lower temps. Mine have been wide open all day and at times I needed to go to the 1/2 latch position to bump the temp. Is this normal with the Lang?

Just trying to figure this thing out.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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How's the wind & outside temp? How dry is the wood? I found I sometimes had to turn my old Lang (60D) 45-90 degrees to change where/how the wind was hitting it. Also had issues with cherry wood that hadn't seasoned long enough yet. After figuring that out, I had no problems maintaining 225 or 450 or anywhere in between with just the dampers.
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What type of fuel were you using?
Were you using wood? If so... was it seasoned?
How was the wind or breeze outside?
Did you keep the firebox downwind?

Have had my share of difficult cooks - alot of the time was dealing with wind. Eventually wound up putting a canopy with walls (leaving 2 sides exposed downwind) around my Lang 84 during those windy moments with winds at 20 plus miles per hour. Lessor winds just place a portable windbreak (fireplace grate). Once the wind was reduced/eliminated from the equation; its no problem running 300 on one intake wheel.



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Unread 11-24-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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Heck maybe the wind was the problem. I had the nose pointed toward the North and that's the direction the wind was coming. I was using hickory splits and it was dry.

With the door open its easy to see this thing drawing really well. Other than the stack is there any area I should look at for obstructions. I checked the stack yesterday and couldn't find any blockage. There's some flakes of creosote built up but not anything that appears to be significant.

Also I had the nose raised a bit to let the heat run uphill and tried other positions. Right or wrong?
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