What way should your pellet smoker face.

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers Group' started by graywolf1936, Mar 22, 2014.

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

    hopper to the wind or away from the wind?
     
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    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
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

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

    Red
     
  5. 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.   
     
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  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That makes sense...thanks graywolf...

    Red
     
  7. I've had a couple episodes of back fire into the auger after the unit is turned off.  Too hot or wind direction?

    roger 
     

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