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    New Braunsfel Black Diamond unconventional mod

    I search for credible articles on Melamine. Here is a summarized comments. melamine is fine - unless it is used in massive amounts on purpose to adulterate protein to skew nitrogen assay. Sketchy Chinese businessmen were cutting protein to be used in cat/dog food with massive amounts of...
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    New Braunsfel Black Diamond unconventional mod

    Did a quick search on aluminum foil. This is what I found. Quick summary. Aluminum boils at 2470 °C So it might start producing a small amount of aluminum vapor at perhaps 2000 °C. Below that, nothing. The sticker is probably about something in the dye used to color the aluminum. Prop. 65 is...
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    New Braunsfel Black Diamond unconventional mod

    could be true on heat but the widespread use of bricks in a firebox is a conflicting opinion. If modulating the heat was the solution then building a less intense fire would be preferable. Tried that approach. Hot/cold spots still prevail. I tried using this Texas-built smoker without firebricks...
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    New Braunsfel Black Diamond unconventional mod

    I will get pictures. As I mentioned, this is winter in Wisconsin and the smoker is quite chilly right now.
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    New Braunsfel Black Diamond unconventional mod

    I have a new to me Black Diamond. I did the traditional firebricks in the firebox and cooking chamber plus the extended stack. It worked well. sort of I was unhappy with the variation of temps across the cooking area. I tried 1/8" tuning plates but all that seemed to do for me was move around...
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    Cinder Block smokers build...Doors

    I am going to chalk it out today on the patio concrete pad. Should be able to build it without mortar. It is cold now in Wisconsin. I will use a few dabs of high-temperature silicone to keep things from shifting. Fill the blocks with sand for insulation. Leave a hole about halfway up in the...
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    Cinder Block smokers build...Doors

    Great build. Exact same concept I am thinking about. Rather than 2 16" wide smoke chamber doors how about a 24 single door? with 4" dead corners on each side of the chamber or an 8" dead side on the chamber opening? I little less complicated?
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    Cinder Block smokers build...Doors

    thank you for your replies. I will check the dedicated forum!
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    Cinder Block smokers build...Doors

    I am considering a vertical offset cinder block smoker build. The doors are puzzling me. I do not want to get too expensive. What about using doors from "dead" kitchen ovens? Turn them 90*. Reworking the hinge system might be doable. How about using the same for the firebox? Adding a locking system?
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