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MODS TO MY LANG 36

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by SmokinAl, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I just thought I would share what I have done to my Lang 36 Patio to get even temps across the entire cooking chamber, including not having the top rack running hotter than the bottom.
    I simply put a bread pan full of water next to the fire box, & extended the stack down into the cc about 6 inches.
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    I also added a couple of more gauges and you can see that the entire cooker is running about the same temp!
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    When I first got it, the fire box end was about 20 degrees hotter than the other end & the top rack was about 20 degrees hotter than the bottom rack. But with a little tinkering it is even all the way thru. Very easy fix!!
    Al
     
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  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know much about those smokers, but to get all the Therms reading the same is an Accomplishment on any kind of Smoker or Stove!!
    That's Great, Al !!

    Bear
     
  3. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Al, that’s a great idea sticking a water pan on top shelf. Is that how you solved the top to bottom variance
     
  4. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Good job Al!
     
  5. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Al gets 20 deg difference and thinks of mods. I do my mods and i get 20 deg difference.

    You know who to listen to.

    Nice setup Al. My first impulse when seing the thread title was "Lang needs mods?". But when i saw the results...

    Now i epxect Lang to have a desing change.
     
  6. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Don't have one but I like your mod!

    Filed away and remembered if I ever smoke on my brother in laws Oklahoma Joe again. Firebox side was way way hotter than the rest. I think the bread pan full of water might help a lot.
     
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No the water pan is on the bottom shelf, I took the top shelf out so you could see the mods better.
    The water pan evened out the side to side temps, but extending the stack down evened out the top to bottom variance.
    Al
     
  8. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I see it now, I thought that was a little water bowl but after putting on my glasses I can see the extension lol
     
  9. busmania

    busmania Smoke Blower

    I want to extend my chimney on my Yoder into cooking chamber. Is that galvanized pipe?
     
  10. kawboy

    kawboy Smoking Fanatic

    On my New Braunsfel I extended the stack to the rack and added about eight inches on the top.
     
  11. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Al
    Good to see you got it dialed in.
     
  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes it's galvanized, but it doesn't get hot enough where it would be a problem.
    Al
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job on the mod and it's results Al.... Nothing to do now but go for a drive... Enjoy the ride...
     
  14. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ha Ha!
    Thanks Dave!
    Al
     
  15. Memarkj

    Memarkj Newbie

    I had the same idea for a 20” Horizon, used a drywall mud pan (heli-arc SST) nearly the width of the chamber. Works great.
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  16. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is a good idea, and it sure makes a difference!
    My bread pan is getting a little weak from the heat, so I will look into the mud pan!
    Thanks!
    Al
     
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  18. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks!
    I'll check it out!
    Al
     
  19. Al, can you explain your mods a little more? Maybe I should just look at mods for a OK Joe and that would be easier. It looks like you put that pan of water on the opposite side of the fire box. I don't understand how that helps keep the heat even across?

    I have easily a 20 degree difference on the other side of my hot box. I also only have one level so it causes my temp gauges to basically be useless other than getting an idea of temp. (for me it shows a lot hotter than the probe on my grate. What did extending your smoke stack do also?
     
  20. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    A Lang is a reverse flow smoker, so the stack & the firebox are on the same end. The water pan is up against the firebox end & that evened out the side to side temps. Extending the stack into the cooking chamber evened out the temps between the top & bottom racks. Hope this helps.
    Al