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DigiQ II Question

KCKC Posts: 91
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
About to begin my first overnight cook on a large BGR using the DigiQ II and I need some help.
How do you set the top vent daisy wheel? Full open? Half Open or what?

Comments

  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    If your doing a low and slow the daisy wheel should barely be open similar to the air intake on the bottom.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    For use with the DigiQ..once I get a good fire going no matter what temp I plan to cook at, I close the daisy wheel to about 1/8" open...the digi blower will force enough air thru to keep your temp and you'll use less lump ;)
  • KCKC Posts: 91
    Thanks to both of you for the help... Now to get 'er going and have a good night's sleep with a 10# butt smoking away...
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Slider Shut of course.

    On my q2 with the 10cmf fan I close the vent of the fan to 1/3 and once in a while 1/2.

    Let us know how it turns out.

    GG
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Slider Shut of course.

    On my q2 with the 10cmf fan I close the vent of the fan to 1/3 and once in a while 1/2.

    Let us know how it turns out.

    GG
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Once it gets up to temp it takes little fan or vent to keep it stable. As others said about 1/8 on pedels and about 1/4 on damper. With a full load of lump and stable I like about 20% fan run time. Blinks on display will tell you that. Two blinks then a pause = 20%
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    I set mine with the petals fully open, which is a lot different than what I'd do if I had to keep the temps adjusted manually. I suppose that I'll try with that setting this weekend (using just a crack on the petals)
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Mike,

    I used to set my q2 with petels at 1/2 for 250°-300° and full open at 300° to 400° pit temp at grate level.

    AZRP made a comment a couple of weeks ago talking about the q2 power vent being also open and he said, if I recall correctly, he almost closes the petals so the fan will force the air through the top vent. I don't recall how wide AZRP said he left the top vent open.

    I would on occasion have a pit over temp condition with the q2 and I really couldn't figure out why. The next time I have a day time L&S I am going to try the 1/8" open of the petels. I am also thinking of trying fully closed.

    I have a 10cfm on the q2 and usually leave the fan slider at 1/3 to 1/2 open.

    The Stoker fan has a gravity damper, when the fan quits, the air damper closes, or is supposed to close thus halting all airflow into the fire box.

    Kent
  • EggEdEggEd Posts: 88
    I have only used my Digi Q II 6 times and have had the daisy wheel closed. I am not sure if that means the fan is blowing more or not. While all has gone well, I note there are many responses indicating the daisy wheel is partially open. Guess I will give it a try next time.
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