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What size splits work best for even heat the size cooker?i struggled with even temps which why i bought lang firebox side could 40 deg hotter or more than right side.My splits of oak r 14x2 for 120gal reverseflow with oversized firebox so I split them in half still struggling with temps.did notice moisture coming out wood when put in firebox even though been sitting covered and split for 2 years now.should I cut them in half length wise?
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sacedbysapp,

I chop saw my firewood to "fist" size before a smoke.  Then I get a roaring fire going with normal (13") splits.

I knock the coals down when my CC gets to about 350*F, spray clean the inside

knocking the temp down to 275*F then start cooking and throw "fist" chunks to maintain temps.

 

Teddy 

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Tested all probes boiling water
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Started half chimney Kingsford blue add splits these size fire looks like 1.5 hrs in so far burgers and dogs on
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I lowered stack half way down raised racks in firebox another inch or so used hand towels to temporarly seal door still can't figure why so much hotter I've tried level and raising smoker bubble ocer level. One pinwheel closed other wide open.
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Temp reads 300 front right could I have bad weld cause much hotter?
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I'm not a lang owner... but most all side fire box smokers are known to be hotter at the fire box end... knowing your temps, use them to your advantage...
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Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

I'm not a lang owner... but most all side fire box smokers are known to be hotter at the fire box end... knowing your temps, use them to your advantage...

My lang 60 runs 20/25 degrees different from end to end,Fire box end will always be hotter.Do as JckDanls 07 suggest ,use it to your advantage.When cooking multiple items,you may need to cook one a little hotter to finish both at the same time.Keep learning your smoker and how to make it work for you and enjoy the many wonderful meals you turn out.

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