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    Reaching proper temp and maintaining it

    I have a cos that I have made mods to and need a little help in getting to proper temp and maintaining it.

    #2
    Tell us more about your COS and the mods.

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      #3
      yes yes..more.. more information..... if all else fails though, buy a temperature controller.

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        #4
        It's a 16x36 with a 16 x 16 firebox. I installed a cast iron burner in the bottom of the box. I had a tray made that sets above the burner at door level where I put the lit coals and some wood chips. I thought I would begin the smoke with charcoal and chips then add heat from the gas later. The first try I lit the charcoal added two pieces of wood and the temp went over 350. I have no lit the gas burner yet.
        Mike

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          #5
          Are you closing your vents/dampers to try and bring the temp down?

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            #6
            It did not help the wood was on fire and temp was to high. I opened the firebox lid an let it burn out. I should mention I put 600 degree silicone caulk on the firebox and it was starting to melt.

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              #7
              I have only charcoal and some chips on now and can only get to around 200 degrees with both vents fully open

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                #8
                I would like to say that the tray I had built sets above the opening to the main chamber.

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                  #9
                  how are you adjusting the vents? do you have a lot of leaks? and how much fuel are you burning.

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                    #10
                    dont mean to interupt but... if you google Offset Smoker Fire Management and look for youtube vids there is a BUNCH of stuff out there....

                    ​Also... Huskee has a great writeup around here somewhere on Fire Management for stick burners... I cant find it so cant post the link... sorry

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                      #11
                      Do you think the tray I had built is to large? It covers most of the space at lid level and sets above the opening to the cooking chamber.
                      Vents are wide open. A90% full chimney. Leaking is very slight due to high temp caulk.
                      Does anyone have a burner in the fire box and how do you use yours?

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                        #12
                        Can you post some pics?

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                          #13
                          I will try.

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