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  • 70monte
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    Thanks for the info. Can you give more detail on the few hiccups you had with it? I really want one of these for some reason but some of the issues I've read that people have had kind of worries me.

  • Smoldering Flea
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    Once I got over my resistance to using the vents it is very easy to control and very responsive to small changes in vent settings and reasonably stable. I have not used my BGE since (though novelty and grill area a factor). There were a few hiccups which HB has been responsive to so all in all no regrets given my needs. But my decision calculus might not relevant for others

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  • 70monte
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    So what are your impressions of the grill now that you have had it for a few months? Are your cooks easier to control?

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  • Smoldering Flea
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    Not noticeably. There definitely is a hot spot at the top left if you are facing the fire door and maybe it was sticking out ever so slightly. A bit of smoke could be seen escaping but nothing like what I’ve seen of videos on a 256/257

  • 70monte
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    That looks like a nice consistent cook. Did your side door warp at all at these temps?

  • Smoldering Flea
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    thanks. happy to answer any questions.

  • Rob Johnston
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    Congrats on that. I would love to hear more about it/ Thanks!

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  • tiewunon
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    I have only done I think 2 non fuze burns of about 6 hrs duration both times beef ribs. Many non fuze when just grilling. My longest fuze burn was just over 12 hours using B&B briqs with Napoleon Coconut Briqs riding piggyback. I did data log that cook but used no blower. Cooked pretty much chugged along at 265 degs with one spike into the 280’s when my neighbor snuck over to see what was for supper and rubber necked too long.
    I am enjoying your journey.

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  • Smoldering Flea
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    ecowper think its more the arrow than the indian. Very responsive with small changes in vents (like 1/8" move in vent -> 10 degrees)

  • Smoldering Flea
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    tiewunon did not do a fuse burn on this cook. just lump with a layer of logs on the top

  • tiewunon
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    I believe another benny of placing the Char Logs or Coconut Briquettes on top of the Lump or regular Briquttes is they are dense enough and pretty much diminish/prevent the fire from jumping the fuze maze.
    I could be all wrong in that assumption but have only had 1 temp kabuki dance with fire control and it was sans char logs.

  • Smoldering Flea
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    i'd like to try not layering the logs on the top just because those are a bit more difficult to buy / more expensive than just pure lump. I was a bit hesitant to close down vents because of quality of smoke but once it was going it seemed to burn clean. It does seem that this gives more control than the earlier models.

  • ecowper
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    That's a nice length of cook. I'm impressed at how fast you are getting dialed in with this machine.

  • Smoldering Flea
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    Some charcoal left over (mainly the large pieces that go on top). this cook went for 6.5 hours. I’m guessing that it could have gone at least 8 (with a half firebox) which seems to suggest that a full firebox should take you well into an overnight cook. Used a water pan on one half (higher level) and one of the deflectors in the other half (lower level).


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  • ecowper
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    Looks great!

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