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Aldi smoker modifications already

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Ok so ive only had it 3 days, ive sealed all the holes, welds , sides smoke box and fire box lids fire box to smoke box........

I kept loosing temperature and discovered ash blocking the fire box, so ive raised the grate for airflow, made a charcoal fire box cut some stainless tuning plates and baffle board (found these for the oklahoma smoker) and copied.

 

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Lets see if these modifications help or hinder 🤞👍

 

Colin 

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On 7/1/2020 at 6:12 PM, Colin39 said:

Ok so the mods helped and hindered, 

Helped:- ash/charcoal basket 👍

Baffles :- need a little mod, ill explain more once mod done🤞

i've found that the baffle reduces the pull thru .. so sealed the top put it at a 30 deg angle and put a few small holes in it .. but mine only runs 1/3 of the bbq.

where the cooking grates are i cut off the bit's that stick out the back and put bolts thru then sealed .. easier to clean .. 

 

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31 minutes ago, flearider said:

i've found that the baffle reduces the pull thru .. so sealed the top put it at a 30 deg angle and put a few small holes in it .. but mine only runs 1/3 of the bbq.

where the cooking grates are i cut off the bit's that stick out the back and put bolts thru then sealed .. easier to clean .. 

 

Now thats a good idea, i like the idea of the angle too, but 30deg? Thats an awfull lot? I thought 5 maybe 10?

I thought the same regarding the baffle plates after my ribs test i did monday, cheep rack if ribs 1.99ish layed them the length to gauge heat across the grates. 

Ive now blocked the sides of the first plate as i as i was loosing all the heat at the start and burning the ribs at that end .

Gotta get it right as smoking a brisket Saturday 😫

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