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JDiesel

Upper and lower temps ( above the griddle )

Afternoon Boys-
            I purchased a Lang 60 Deluxe w/ char grill this past July(2016). I am a real stickler for temps and I am having some major temp issues between bottom( griddle ) and top rack....  almost 80+ deg difference. The bottom rack is dead nuts accurate for temp off three different thermos. The top rack is my issue here, its running a lot hotter. Mind you I am fully aware heat rises.. blaaa ..blaaa ...thermodynamics.

I manage my fires and wood as if I am cooking for the Kingsford BBQ Pitmaster Championship on every cook..... my wife and friends think I have a OCD issue..... possibly I do...kinda.

Has anyone else had or having this issue?

I am very close to cutting a few holes in the griddle itself to balance the cooking chamber out.
Eddie Z

Put the drill away. Adjust the dampers on the fire box. Keep the warm box vent open and adjust the stack damper slightly. This should help draw the heat down. Also just crack the drain open.
JDiesel

Eddie Z wrote:
Put the drill away. Adjust the dampers on the fire box. Keep the warm box vent open and adjust the stack damper slightly. This should help draw the heat down. Also just crack the drain open.


Interesting.... my warmer box is closed up and stack wide open. My drain is WIDE open.... I have yet to put a cap or 2" valve on it. Also firebox is 90% closed. One half closed the other open just enough to hold 225 deg on the lower rack.

Ed-
     What do you suggest on the stack 45 deg vs 90deg?
Eddie Z

The drain open is drawing cold air in. The warm box damper is lower so it should draw the heat down and exhaust thru the warm box. You'll have to play with the exhaust damper to get the right amount of draft.
JDiesel

Eddie Z wrote:
The drain open is drawing cold air in. The warm box damper is lower so it should draw the heat down and exhaust thru the warm box. You'll have to play with the exhaust damper to get the right amount of draft.



I'll play with it thanks.


I just saw you are from Romeoville... small world. I org hail from the mighty village of Wilmington, IL via Symerton, IL.
Eddie Z

Where are you living now?
JDiesel

Eddie Z wrote:
Where are you living now?



Durham, NC

We welcome Yankees 24/7 in this house. The Corps brought me here and I decided to stay. Didn't want to work for Mobil or Caterpillar back in IL in the mid 90s

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