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  • Vent Settings, a Visual Guide

    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

    GG
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