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New problem. Runaway temp help!

The daisy wheel is open 1/4 of an inch and the vent is open1 inch. I am trying to stay at 300 to turbo 2 butts but The temp is 400. Do I shut it down completely to bring the temp down?


  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Just close it down about half. It should come down but it'll take a bit. Don't shut it down completely though just restrict the airflow. Cut it halfway and give it 15 minutes.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • Egghead_DaronEgghead_Daron Posts: 824
    Very small changes in the vents can make big swings in temps. This is important to know when lowering or raising temps. Butts are forgiving. You will be fine. Looking forward to seeing finished pics!
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,526

    GMA (OP) what size egg you got?

    Eggs and their different sizes behave differently. On a LBGE, yes a sliver of the daisy and a 1/2" on the bottom will keep it where you want it.

    On a small, bottom halfway open and no daisy will keep you at 400.

    Its all relative. And when you have more than one egg, watch the ETOH, you need you processor.



    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.


    Chattanooga, TN.


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