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  • glitchy
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    RDSBandit I really didn’t remember you grill, you joined more recently so I found you intro thread ;-) Most people don’t think about the wind either. I really learned how sensitive some grills are to it with the SmokeFire. A 15 mph wind straight in the back and it might never get to temp, turned grill 90 degrees and there in a few minutes.

  • RDSBandit
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    No, no stack. You are correct, the holes are for the exhaust. (Best as i can tell.)

    And, yes, you are correct, it's a PB Ranch hand. (I'm really surprised anyone but me would remember what I had.)

    I never really considered what direction the wind is coming from. I'll have to keep that in mind from now. That's something I should have thought about, it just slipped my mind. Thank you!

  • FireMan
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    Just curious? Music to my ears. Plug em, unplug em & don’t ferget to take some pics!

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  • DogFaced PonySoldier
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    I agree, I think flameouts would be likely. I replaced the firepot in my Traegar with one with supposed "improved" design. Got constant flameouts. I ended up buying one from Traegar and noticed 2 less holes - bam, flameouts gone.

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  • bbqLuv
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    Use white bread for the test. Depending on how the sliced bread browns or blackens shows how the grill is cooking.

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  • glitchy
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    Does the grill have a stack too or is that your exhaust?

    I think I saw in another post that you have a PB Ranch Hand? If so, that appears to be your exhaust, so I wouldn't recommend plugging them. Generally, pellet grills run better on more airflow than less and from some things I've seen posted other places lately, Pit Boss might be a little more susceptible to flame outs that other pellet grills. Reducing air flow would increase that risk.

    One thing I have learned with exhaust systems like that is that you have to be cognizant of wind. If there's a strong wind blowing straight into them it can affect getting to temp and temp stability.
    Last edited by glitchy; September 10, 2021, 10:34 AM.

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  • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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    That's what I would do too. I know I messed around with stuff on my MAK. just to give me an idea of why... I'd smoke with a vent blocked, or with the warming box left open... I will say in may case I did nothing but validate that every vent serves a purpose Then again I have always enjoyed trying to play out the things I ponder with a cold beer and a slow day.

  • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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    I could be very wrong, but in my experience the tech support folks for mass made budget products tend to read you verbatim what's in the manual. I highly doubt this is a question they would be prepared for. Could make for an entertaining chat log.

  • Bkhuna
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    You could always contact the manufacturer and them why they are there.

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  • Huskee
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    I would place 4 or 5 grate probes in the corners and center and chart temps as is for a good while, then plug a hole or two and chart them, etc. See what diff it makes.

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  • Huskee
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    Do you have sheet magnets?

  • DavidNorcross
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    I would probably not mess with it. Just me and I have no reason. I just look at it like they are there for a reason. Curious to see what you find out.

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  • RDSBandit
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    Doh!

    Stupid auto correct. That was supposed to be experimentation.

  • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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    If it were me, I'd use foil, cheaper, can handle heat ok, and will actually fit each hole?

  • RDSBandit
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    I can do that! I like expiration as well.

    Do you think corks or a dowel rod would be better than the aluminum foil?

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