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Temp question.

fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 266
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
First ovnight cook on xl. Have not put meat on. Bottom is open at about 3/4" and daisy wheel is open 100%. Holding at about 275 on the dome. Seems like from most posts the daisy should be closed more. I did check the thermometer in boiling water before I put the egg together.


  • The bottom vent has more influence. For250 my bottom vent is own about a quarter inch. Did you fill up with lump? What temp do you want. 275. Will be good for butt overnight. You wont sleep much.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 266
    About 30 minutes into it. Have the dome at 275 and the daisy wheel is a sliver open and about 1/4" on the bottom. Played withe the fire for about an hour before I put the meat on. As for sleep, I agree it will be little to none. I have been taking pictures, just need to resize them from my iPhone before I add them.
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    I'd be concerned that the other lump will light and the temp will take off.  I think your temp isn't air limited right now, its just how much lump you have burning.  With the vents opened that much, you could support a much higher temp which I'm thinking it will hit once the fire spreads.

  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    Ooops you posted at the same time I did.  Sounds like you have it shut down enough now to start leveling off the fire so you can least a little.
  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 266
    Thanks. Followed advice from other posts and slit a new bag of lump open and loaded large pieces on the bottom to help with air flow. As for sleep, not sure.
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