Hello all! Been lurking for a bit and finally registered so I could ask for some advice. Complete noob here who likes to jump right into random hobbies head first. I acquired a Brinkmann gourmet smoker pretty cheaply. It's a vertical smoker with no dampers, think poor mans WSM. It has a single 2" intake hole under the charcoal basket which I plan to cover up and no exhaust holes. I plan on adding intake and exhaust dampers, and gasket-ting the loose lid and door. Also have a round charcoal grate and expanded metal to make a charcoal bin.
I bought a weber 3 circle damper replacement kit, 3 holes at 3/4 diameter each. I was thinking 2 for intake and 1 for exhaust on lid but now I'm not so sure that's enough exhaust. I also bought some 26gauge raw steel plate that I can make a larger exhaust damper out of if needed.
What would be the best damper size and placement be?
Any help appreciated, even if they are guesses based on what you've seen with UDS's. Thanks in advance, looks like a great community here.
Vertical Smoker specs:
17" diameter drum
25" tall from charcoal basket up
31" overall height
3 damper set specs:
Round 3 holes per disk
3/4' diameter holes