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Temperature control ona bullet smoker

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Good afternoon from England

 

Just bought myself a bullet smoker and i am not too clear on temperature control.

 

Will having the top vent full open increase or lower temperature ?

 

Regards

 

post #2 of 8

Cheers Tommy!

 

What kind of bullet smoker do you have?

 

You normally want to have the top vent open all the way.

 

To answer your question though, closing dampers lowers the temp and opening them up increases the temp.

 

Depending on what you have, you should have vents around the bottom.  Start adjusting those first and if you have to, make small adjustments to the top if you end up closing all the bottom vents.

 

For each adjustment, wait 10-15 minutes for the smoker to settle down.

 

It's also much easier to start closing off vents as the smoker gets to 200°F / 93°C.  Then you can make the adjustments to get the smoker to 225-250°F / 107°C.

 

In other words, it's easier to bring the smoker up to a temp than down to a temp.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your reply

 

So "open" means hotter whether it's top or bottom ?

post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by tommythis View Post

Thanks for your reply

 

So "open" means hotter whether it's top or bottom ?


 

That's correct. By closing it, more and more, you will be decreasing the temps. 

 

 

Good luck!

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks chaps , I've a lot to learn.

 

Regarding the make its  a Pro Q ?

 

Bullet smoker two chambers 3 vent on the bottom one on the top

 

 

Regards

post #6 of 8

Of course if you smoker vents it smoke out that top vent only. Then you want it open, otherwise it could choke off your fire.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by tommythis View Post

Thanks chaps , I've a lot to learn.

 

Regarding the make its  a Pro Q ?

 

Bullet smoker two chambers 3 vent on the bottom one on the top

 

 

Regards


 

Saw 'em on eBay - looks like a quality piece. Congrats!

 

Any pictures of the fire ring/bowl where the charcoal goes? 

post #8 of 8



 

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Originally Posted by tommythis View Post

Thanks for your reply

 

So "open" means hotter whether it's top or bottom ?



 

Hi Tommy

I also have a Q Pro, And have never closed the top vents

 

The top vent should remain would always open during smoking, Temperature control is done with the lower vents.

As has been mentioned here, open hotter ,Close is cooler

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