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Keep the nose into the wind?

HoldOn2UrButtsHoldOn2UrButts Posts: 31
edited 6:15PM in EggHead Forum
In my massive experience of lighting fires and doing cooks on the LBGE (2 whole cooks now), I've had this idea in my head that it was best to have the bottom door open and faced into the wind. The theory is based on the idea that providing more direct access to the wind would get the unit hot in a faster amount of time.

Thinking back to how the cooks have gone, however, and what the burning coals looked like, I'm wondering if all I'm doing is to create a hotter area on the side opposite to the bottom opening which would not be good for even cooking.

Does anyone have any thoughts/experience on this issue, or is it something that I really don't need to worry about?

Thanks again for your help.

Jim T - Vallejo, CA


  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    It helps on start up but does produce a lot of lump dust and if left unchecked will burn up your lump. You may even have issues with controling your temp. It is ok for start up but I would turn the draft door in the opposite direction of the wind.
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