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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #16
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Could I really need more intakes?
Does smoke tend to leak out of cracks or does it suck cold air instead? If it wants to push smoke out, you might need more exhaust flow. If it wants to suck air in, more intakes might be helpful.

First I'd try using more charcoal.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #17
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Like Hank said more charcoal, was your chimney full? or partialy full?

Oh and for the record i have done 40lbs of pork butt on my drum and i have two racks.
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Its sealed up pretty tight so the only place smoke gets out is the exhaust. Ill give the extra charcoal a go today.
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A lot of work, but also a very nice smoker...
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A few more notes, im having a cook as we speak. The only time I could really get a decent temperature was by leaving the burner door open, so as a result I have drilled two more intakes. It has definitely improved things.
As a test I put a hood thermometer on the grill and noticed this was sitting nicely at 300 while the hood was only showing 250. My exhausts meet the rear in a tear drop shape, is it possible that my exhaust design is too efficient and therefore letting out too much heat?
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nice work.
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Therein lies the problem with building this style smoker, harder to trouble shoot.
I really like the design and hope you get it refined sooner than later.
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