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Vent Settings, a Visual Guide

Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Please, Calibrate your dome thermometer, if you don't know how, ask.

There are many ways to reach any given temperature and any method is fine. I tend to use the lower vent for course temperature control and the DFMT to fine tune the final temperature.

Hopefully the following will give new users a head start in learning to control and stabilize their egg.

The following are settings on my Large. The setting for my medium, small and mini settings will vary somewhat.

A stable clean burn can be seen by looking at the dome pictures below. You want a clear or light blue smoke coming out of the egg.

265° Using 1/16” open lower vent
eggsettings265_1-16.jpg

315° Using 1/16” open lower vent
eggsettings315notop.jpg

The following have a larger lower vent opening

250°
eggsettings255.jpg

300°
eggsettings300.jpg

370°
eggsettings370.jpg

390°
eggsettings390.jpg

I need to open the lower vent to go higher. 450°

eggsettings455.jpg

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