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What way should your pellet smoker face.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I read somewhere that in mild wind you should face your smoker/

 

hopper to the wind or away from the wind?

post #2 of 6

Hmmm...never gave that much thought.  I try to get mine out of the wind...when it's cold or windy, I put my pit under my covered porch.  But if it were exposed to the wind, I could see how the direction it faces relative to the wind could make a difference.  

 

Red

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Red, I was reading that if a unit gets starved for  oxygen it could seek it thru the hopper causing back fire.  I am trying to find the article.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by graywolf1936 View Post
 

Red, I was reading that if a unit gets starved for  oxygen it could seek it thru the hopper causing back fire.  I am trying to find the article.

 

That sounds reasonable...let us know what you find out.

 

Red

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I found this:

 

 

 

: Always face the front of the grill into the wind.  If you face the fan side of the grill into a strong wind, the wind can speed up the fan causing an erratic fire.  If you face the back (vent side) of the grill into a strong wind, the wind could slow down the air flow again causing an erratic fire.   

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by graywolf1936 View Post

I found this:



: Always face the front of the grill into the wind.  If you face the fan side of the grill into a strong wind, the wind can speed up the fan causing an erratic fire.  If you face the back (vent side) of the grill into a strong wind, the wind could slow down the air flow again causing an erratic fire.   

That makes sense...thanks graywolf...

Red
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