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Temp Question

AuburneggerAuburnegger Posts: 127
edited 10:24AM in EggHead Forum
I have been holding at 325 or 330 for the last three and half hours. Now it settles back to 310-300 degrees. Do I adjust the bottem vent? What should I do or watch for to make sure I still have a good fire? If I do not do I pull the bird off the move the charcoal around? Thanks


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    You might want to get a wire coat hanger, stretch it out and make a small 90 degree bend on one end.

    Use this to poke up through the fire grate holes and make sure they are clear.
  • The fire may be getting low. You can try the wiggle rod in the bottom to be sure the holes are not clogged with Ash.

    You can bump it open a bit and see what she does. If it does not go up, then you may need to add some lump.
  • You can listen to Pete this time too...
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Open your daisy wheel a little bit first. If the temp doesn't move after 5 or 10 minutes, open your draft door a little. If that doesn't work, try the wiggle rod.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Try bending a coat hanger to an L shape.Then put it through the draft door and poke it up through the firegrate.This will clear any ash that is constricting airflow to the fire.I would try that before adjusting the draft door or daisy wheel. ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Sorry,I'm a slooooow typer :blush: :lol:
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Hey Doug,, You just caused me to melt my wife's plastic hanger :laugh: :laugh:
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Sorry :whistle: :laugh:
  • I’m with Sparky:
    Try the wiggle rod first…Then do the air flow adjustments.
    OTOH, if you see you are just short on the fuel… :blush: Add that first.
    If you have plenty of fuel, then by all means wiggle your rod!
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