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Is it just me?

SnowmanSnowman Posts: 22
edited 1:36AM in EggHead Forum
I'm cooking a brisket today and it is in the 20's and windy. this is the first time I have don a low and slow when it is real cold. Is the temp control supposed to be kicking my ass? I can't seem to get it to stay where I want it. Any insight or help would be much appreciated. [p]Jason

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  • eggdogeggdog Posts: 38
    Snowman, sorry can't help. i am in louisiana. if it get's in the 20's we don't get out of bed.

  • eggoreggor Posts: 777
    Snowman,[p]Did you see my 'Lucy' down below? A quick fix that I've found is to take a piece of cardboard the same size as your bottom damper and a paper punch. Hit it about six times. That might get you in the 250 ballpark. That's how i prototyped 'Lucy'. A very slight adjustment of the bottom vent makes a huge differance.[p]Scott

  • eggdogeggdog Posts: 38
    scott, can't find lucy below. i don't understand what you are doing with the cardboard. thanks, john
  • eggoreggor Posts: 777
    eggdog,[p]I was refering to my post on the forum, but here is a link.[p]I was thinking about it yo may need to punch about 8 or 9 holes to hit 250.[p]Scott[p]

    [ul][li]clicky here[/ul]
  • Hey Eggor, I like your vent door on the vent door. How did you cut those tear drop holes?
  • eggoreggor Posts: 777
    Anton,[p]I am fortunate (well,... when it comes to doing highly classified eggstuff)to work in a sheet metal shop with all the equipment. You might be able to do it with a drill and snips but it would be tough. wear gloves if you try it. sheet metal spinning around on a hand drill really tears up fingers.[p]Scott

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Suggest marking the piece of sheet metal for the right size and then screwing the piece of sheet metal to a scrap piece of wood and then drill the holes. Cut after you drill. Much safer than trying to drill a piece of sheet metal while holding it.
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Suggest marking the piece of sheet metal for the right size and then screwing the piece of sheet metal to a scrap piece of wood and then drill the holes. Cut after you drill. Much safer than trying to drill a piece of sheet metal while holding it.
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Snowman,
    Try blocking the wind with something. The door will need to to open more for colder weather and I have to slooooowly open up untill I hit target temp. The wind can cause problems summer or winter.
    No, its not just you.
    Clay

  • Snowman,[p]Be sure to position your cooker so the intake vent is downwind. If it is in a table and you don't want to move it, put something in front to block the direct wind blowing into the vent.[p]Dave

  • ClayQ,
    It was gusting quite a bit yesteday. Thanks for the tip, i'll try putting up some sort of barrier.

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