PID on a Lang

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by garyt, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Has anyone put a PID controller on their Lang, I have quite a few ideas but wanted to ask if it has been done before.
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I thought you liked to play with your fire???
    Now I'm confused again?????[​IMG]
    You know me, the Pyromaniac!
  3. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG] Yeah buttttt, Blame it on the process controls class that I took, I thought it would be cool to try. Cheap enough and I ain't getting any younger. and it aint getting any warmer in janurary in Wisconsin. At the camper in the summer you are quite correct I love tending the fire, talking to all the passers by who have never seen a smoker before much less a Lang and just being outside cooking. Also I have a very dark Geek side. 3 towers and 3 laptops hooked up to a 10 gig connection and one using linux, still learning about Ubuntu but it is pretty cool especially with the option of over $5000 worth of add on's for free
  4. I've thought about adding a PID to my build in the future. (Mine is going to be a lang clone). I'm an instrumentation technician by day, so adding this to it should be no problem. I figured a two stage PID controller with the first stage controlling a fan, and the second controlling the either the damper, or a low temp alarm to add more fuel. You should be able to pickup a used omega on fleebay fairly cheaply. Just my two cents.
  5. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't know if you want to build it from scratch or not but there's a guy on another forum who put a Stoker on a BIG stick burner. He had to do some modifications to the piping for the fans but it seemed to work real well.


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