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Damper Settings On Large Big Green Egg ???

Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
edited 8:34AM in EggHead Forum
I am curious what position you all have your dampers set for a low and slow cook at 200 degrees. I realize many different factors affect your damper settings but just want to know in general what positions they are at. I find on a low and slow at 200 degrees for 16 to 24 hrs my bottom damper is open from 1/3 to 1/2 open, the daisy wheel is open about 1/16 to 1/8 inch. These settings usually keep me in the 175 to 225 range. Where do your dampers end up to maintain 200 for a low and slow cook ? Thanks for your replys in advance. Big Daddy Out !


  • GrumpaGrumpa Posts: 861
    Big Daddy,[p]Daisy wheel wide open.......[p]Bottom draft 1/4 inch or less.[p]Hope this helps.[p]

  • Toy ManToy Man Posts: 416
    Big Daddy, how in the heck do you get such low temps with such a large opening in the bottom vent?[p]I barely crack mine to get somewhere close to 225[p]I would expect 400 to 500 degrees with the opening you describe.[p]Toy Man

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Big Daddy,
    Bottom vent about 1/8 to 1/4 inch open, daisy wheel just slide stays shut but the wheel is about 1/4 open.[p]Regards,
    New Bob

  • Big Daddy,
    i think i originally learned this from nature boy and/or woodoggies .. [p]once you get your fire established, close the bottom vent to about a credit card width, and any adjustment you need, use the daisy wheel. .. . its been working for me .. .

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