Leaking Smoker Lid and Temperature Variances

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Its_Raw

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Nov 25, 2023
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I noticed my new smoker leaks smoke around the cooking chamber lid - most is coming out sling the edge by the firebox. I am not to upset about this (unless I need to be), but I am wondering if that affects the temperature variance across the grate?
 
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This is the Brazos in your signature right? Unless its a huge leak i wouldnt worry too much about it. Sometimes creosote will build up there and self seal.

Jim
 
My OKJ offset and Camp Chef pellet both leak a little around the lids. I haven't really seen it as a problem. Maybe go through a little less fuel if they were sealed better, but fine cook wise.
 
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Im guessing the leak towards the firebox end will likely not seal itself with time, but it isn’t horrible. I was just wondering if leaks affected temperature balance any.
 
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Im guessing the leak towards the firebox end will likely not seal itself with time, but it isn’t horrible. I was just wondering if leaks affected temperature balance any.
It shouldn't by much if any. You have heat going out, not cold air entering the chamber.
 
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