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Which Guru Fan

otisdogotisdog Posts: 187
edited 4:23PM in EggHead Forum
I'm think I'm finally going to get my first guru. I've got a LBGE. What works best with a LBGE, the Pit runner 4CFM or Pit Viper at 10CFM? I've found,(as recommended on the forum) a small battery fan works better at force feeding air than a larger one and I'm wondering if this will prove true with the DigiQII

Thanks in advance

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,631
    I have the 10 based on the premise that I can throttle a 10 back to a 4 but a 4 can't go to 10.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • 10 cfm it has a little slider door to damp down the opening ,, it is more versitile than the 4
  • I ran a 4 on my large for a few years with no problem. I now have a 10 and use it on the L and XL. If you go with the 10, I would suggest closing the draft down slightly so you don't overshoot temps.
  • If you go with the ten, make sure you throttle it back to a quarter moon shape. Otherwise you will draught enough air when it isn't running to overshoot.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • otisdogotisdog Posts: 187
    Thanks for the responses. I'm really looking forward to sleeping more at night during cooks.
  • i run a cyberQ and have not had any overshoot.. suggest you pay attention to those with a digi and damp it down
  • TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
    I use the 10 cfm with both my XL and small, never tried it on the mini. As suggested throttle it down. Even with the XL if it is windy too much air will enter and can over shoot the desired temp even with the petals barely open.
  • danny285danny285 Posts: 360
    I dont do over nite cooks with my LrBGE but the 10cfm fan works great on it.
  • James MBJames MB Posts: 356
    otisdog wrote:
    I've found,(as recommended on the forum) a small battery fan works better at force feeding air than a larger one and I'm wondering if this will prove true with the DigiQII

    Thanks in advance

    This is probably because a large fan just pushes lots of air AROUND the egg rather than into it. In the case of the Guru fans all the air is directed INTO the egg so the above small = better doesn't hold.

    For a large the concensus seems to be 4 is fine, 10 has more options as you can throttle it back which also gives the benefit of lower natural draft during fan off cycles.
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    I have that fan, and use it on all my cookers--S, L, and XL.
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