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    FireBoard 2 Drive High Temperature Hanging Chicken

    I used a FireBoard 2 Drive, Pit Viper Fan, WSM 18.5, one Weber Chimney of Kingsford Original, hanging hooks, and a LavaLock Rib Hanger. I cooked at 350 degrees with all vents wide open and the fan. The chicken had a rub and KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce. The smoker could not maintain 350 without the fan but did so with the fan with the other bottom and top vents open.
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    Last edited by Truckbutt; June 27, 2021, 07:29 PM.

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    Wow, looks fantastic! Just curious, are you looking to get your WSM hotter than 350 degrees? With my 18.5, I fill my Vortex with lump, open up all the vents and remove the side/access door, and I'll get it to 450-475 for the entire cook. Usually it takes 35-40 minutes to cook a spatchcocked chicken, so not sure how long the temp could keep; but if you're looking to get hotter, that's a way to do it.

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      Originally posted by Smoking77 View Post
      Wow, looks fantastic! Just curious, are you looking to get your WSM hotter than 350 degrees? With my 18.5, I fill my Vortex with lump, open up all the vents and remove the side/access door, and I'll get it to 450-475 for the entire cook. Usually it takes 35-40 minutes to cook a spatchcocked chicken, so not sure how long the temp could keep; but if you're looking to get hotter, that's a way to do it.
      Never thought of taking off the door/Vortex. How much difference does the Vortex alone make? Thanks.

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        Not sure. I only use the vortex when I’m cooking chicken and want to get as hot as possible, so I always take off the door. I’m sure I’ll cook chicken this week, so I’ll try just the vortex (with the door closed) and let you know!

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          Originally posted by Smoking77 View Post
          Not sure. I only use the vortex when I’m cooking chicken and want to get as hot as possible, so I always take off the door. I’m sure I’ll cook chicken this week, so I’ll try just the vortex (with the door closed) and let you know!
          Thanks.

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            Truckbutt Did a test last night to see how hot my WSM could get with no fan, empty water pan, all vents open, the vortex in, and the side door closed. I got 385-425 for a little over an hour before the temps started dipping below 385. It only got above 400 for about 25 minutes. I'm sure a more experienced user could get longer times, but I certainly ain't one of them

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