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Calling this the RiverRat damper mod

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by riverrat3, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. riverrat3

    riverrat3 Fire Starter

    This may have been done but I haven't seen it.Got my amnps today and it was pouring rain so I got to thinking(this in itself can be rather dangerous.)

    1 can of beets

    1 roll of heat resistant tape

    1 bolt and nut

    1 ball point click pen

    1 dremel

    The cutout on the part that slides in is needed on my model dont know about all. It has a flange that prevents you from removing chip loader upside down.I'll let the pics do the explaining.Thought this would be better than just pulling out the chiploader when using the amnps.Tell me what you think.

    indaswamp likes this.
  2. Nice mod.

    Happy smoken.

  3. riverrat3

    riverrat3 Fire Starter

    Thanks. I'm sure it woulda worked without the mod butt I succomed to boredom. I have read where some have trouble with draft cold smoking, I'm an hour and a half in on some xtra sharp Amish cheddar and aged provolone and the amnps is chugging along nicely.:nana2:
  4. Your mod solves the lack of air flow one sometimes expereances . By not using the the loader tube sometimes you can have too much air and the pellets burn too fast. Some people drill out the air holes in the end of the loader. Your  mod solves this problem with out having to change the loader.  Good Job     Jted
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brilliant..... :2thumbs:
  6. azbohunter

    azbohunter Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Did a similar mod to mine RiverRat. It has been several months and several smokes back but it works well. Gives a  lot more air flow than I was getting with the chip loader pulled out and I can turn my damper to close it completely if desired. It is mounted with a piece of flat sheet metal on the top half inside.

    I didn't have a "can of beets" but had some flat 1/8" aluminum laying around! LOL[​IMG]

  7. riverrat3

    riverrat3 Fire Starter

    Great lookin mod azbowhunter. If I woulda had a can of hominy I would have really gone wild.:biggrin:
  8. azbohunter

    azbohunter Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    LOL riverrat3...we love hominy too!
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015
  10. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member