This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Hi from Scraper on Staten Island

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Hi from Scraper on Staten Island

    NOt exactly BBQ country....is there such a place probably not. Anyway. I'm an occasional smoker with a Weber kettle with an IQ110 on my patio. It has been frustrating/fun getting it to behave. Much tinkering and guessing why it's too hot, too cold, changing in spite of the 110. Ever feel lost in the land of varying variables? I have. Much improved after I sealed the bottom vents with duct tape and clamped the lid tight with small vise grips. Now if I close it up tight the fire actually goes out! Square one. The 110 works, got some ribs done. Question...assuming eertyhig is in place how does the damper on the front of the 110 Change the temp?

    Welcome from southeast Michigan! Answers to your questions will magically appear in posts to come .


    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
      Editing a comment
      Ain't that true!

    Sealed bottom vents? Does not compute. Welcome aboard, with a little help that you will receive here you will be smokin the night away. Unseal the bottom vents on your Weber 22” (I assume). Take a deep breath. Open vents just a bit & work from there. Your bottom vents are critical to controling temp in your kettle. Report back. Eat good & have fun.


    • RonB
      RonB commented
      Editing a comment
      He's using a temp controller, so no need to open the bottom vents.

    • FireMan
      FireMan commented
      Editing a comment
      RonB oh! To high tech for me.

    Welcome from Indiana


      Welcome from the Lowcountry of South Carolina


        Welcome to The Pit. Here's how I set up my kettle for smokin' with a temp controller.

        Close the bottom vent.
        Install the fan.
        Open the top vent ~ 1/4. This is not super critical using a fan, but you need to have it in the general area for the temp you want.
        Add 4 or 5 binder clips if the lid leaks - whatever it takes to stop smoke leaking around the lid.

        Please note that I also drilled a hole for the thermometer probes so that they would not keep the lid from sealing. You can put the wires through the top vent, but that's a pain.

        The fan damper controls the air flow. I would start with it wide open, and if you can't keep the temp low enough with the top vent, then shut the damper down to 1/2 and try again. Keep adjusting until you can get the temp you need.

        EDIT TO ADD: I agree with a comment from below - a Slow N Sear will greatly aid you in maintaining a set temp.
        Last edited by RonB; September 19, 2018, 12:14 PM.


        • JGo37
          JGo37 commented
          Editing a comment
          I've got a lavalock gasket on my 22, and no longer need binder clips.

        Welcome from BBQ country....Texas !!


          Welcome to The Pit!!


            Welnome from TN


              Welcome to The Pit from WI. Sorry but I do not use a temp controller on my Weber so I am no help.


                Welcome to the Pit which is the place of many solutions!


                • gcdmd
                  gcdmd commented
                  Editing a comment
                  and a few suspensions and colloids

                Welcome from Maryland.


                  It's been too many years since I owned a kettle for me to be of much help. I can, however, say: Welcome from Colorado.


                    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit

                    Glad to have ya here, lookin forward to more from ya!


                      Welcome to the Pit! Thanks for joining up!

                      When you have a second, give this thread a once over. There is some important information for you. This information will ensure you get the most out of your experience here in The Pit.

                      Also, it's very important that you:
                      • Check your email, go to User settings then the account tab.You currently cannot change your email on file with us since it’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor, Stripe. Don’t worry though, we’d be happy to change it for you. Please visit this link: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/pi...il-request.php
                      • Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important to receive special deals we occasionally work out for our members, notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner, which is open to all USA members or those with a USA delivery address (we’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us)!

                      Thank you for your support. We are excited to have you and we look forward to your contributions.




                      No announcement yet.
                      Rubs Promo


                      These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                      These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                      Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                      A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                      Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

                      We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
                      Click here for our review on this unique smoker

                      The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                      Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

                      Click here for more about what makes this grill special

                      Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

                      Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

                      The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

                      Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

                      Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

                      Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                      Click here to read our detailed review and to order

                      Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

                      This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

                      Click here to read our detailed review

                      GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The InfraredZone

                      GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

                      Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


                      Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

                      Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
                      Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

                      Click here to order.