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  • Razor
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    I also have a Performer, I tried putting it on the right once. Did not like it at all, especially considering I’m right handed.

  • rlozinak
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    I keep my SNS on the same side all of the time because I have drilled a hole on the opposite side for the thermometer's probes.

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  • Hulagn1971
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    I leave mine in the back of the 26" kettle where the lid bail is located. That position has always worked for me. I also leave a 1/2-1" space between it and the side of the kettle. Like jfmorris said, I think this helps protect the kettle from excessive direct heat from the coals.

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  • hoovarmin
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    There is a chain of rituals, each designed to nullify any mistakes in the previous one, but that post should be a sticky and it will be 345 pages long.

  • CHNeal
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    Originally posted by hoovarmin View Post
    You must rotate it, or something terrible will happen. But it must be moved at timed intervals that are precise to the second. If you go over or under the prescribed interval, it is essential to perform the ritual of rubbing your hands together for 30 seconds, paying close attention to which hand goes forward first, and always ending with the the opposite hand going forward last. If the wrong had is forward at the 30 second mark...
    NOW SEE, that’s what I am talking about! Real world ( Mine anyway) advice!!!

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  • hoovarmin
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    You must rotate it, or something terrible will happen. But it must be moved at timed intervals that are precise to the second. If you go over or under the prescribed interval, it is essential to perform the ritual of rubbing your hands together for 30 seconds, paying close attention to which hand goes forward first, and always ending with the the opposite hand going forward last. If the wrong had is forward at the 30 second mark...

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  • bardsleyque
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    mine is like that as well

  • Steve B
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    I leave the SnS in the same place. I do however rotate the kettle 45* every other cook. It seems to keep everything in balance that way.

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  • jfmorris
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    I do not rotate it. I leave a slight air gap between the SNS and side of the kettle - very slight - and figure the SNS is helping prolong the life of my kettle, versus when I used to bank the coals right up onto the side of the bowl.

    Another reason NOT to rotate - you want the top vent opposite the SNS. My kettle lid seals best in a certain orientation, and if I turn it to other orientations, it tends to leak smoke around the lid.

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  • Old Glory
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    Hot coals on the right

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  • labbq
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    I always keep it on the “back” half of my SnS Kettle but always rotate the charcoal grate each time underneath it. In my mind this we wear down the grate evenly (probably nothing to be concerned

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  • RichieB
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    same place on the left.

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  • HawkerXP
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    With my Preformers, always on the left. Same side as the lid holder.

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  • Purc
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    Mine stays on same side as the lid bale (back of kettle) which is opposite from the lid vent (front of kettle) for the past 5+ years and no issues. Thinking about it now, if the SnS was on the left or right side, I could still have the vent on the opposite side and I could get to the charcoal easier than reaching over the meat. I will try this on my next smoke. I never thought about it before. I guess I thought about having the weight of the SnS over the 2 back wheels rather than on the side or over the 1 wheel of the tripod and to open, the lid just flips back into the bale. Also, on my old deck, the kettle was in the corner.
    Last edited by Purc; November 9, 2022, 06:55 PM.

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  • Attjack
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    Always on the left.

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