Airflow

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by boxslugger, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. boxslugger

    boxslugger Newbie

    Hey all. Noob here.
    I made a flower pot smoker and its got almost zero airflow. Do I drill holes or no?
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Check out the minis,you need air to regulate your temps.

    Good Luck

    Richie
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Controllable air flow is the key to any smoker, even a homemade one. If you can't regulate the intake of air then you will never be able to control the temps. 
     
  5. boxslugger

    boxslugger Newbie

    I suppose I should have also stated that it's electric. Does that matter?
     
  6. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    What is your smoke source? Are you using chips, chunks, or pellets?
     
  7. boxslugger

    boxslugger Newbie

    Chips
     
  8. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Yes you will need airflow to keep the chips burning. You won't need a ton of air but you will need some. 
     
  9. boxslugger

    boxslugger Newbie

    Okay.
    Thanks for the help.
    Much appreciated.
    Hmmf! Where's my drill...
     
  10. golfpro2301

    golfpro2301 Smoking Fanatic

    ×2 with maddox. Not much air needed. Maybe drill a few holes on aide about 1-2" ip from bottom and a few at top for smoke and you are good to go to run it all day with no issues.
     

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