Sealing an Offset Smoker

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Its_Raw

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Nov 25, 2023
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Hello. I have an offset smoker on its way and I am researching a few things. One is what to use to seal up the lid in the event it leaks. I see where Lavaloc has been recommended, but they have quite a few products. What is the adhesive, tape-like material I have seen used in some videos? What is the best product to use?

Thank you!
 
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The self adhesive felt is easy to use and sticks well. I used it to seal up the leaks on my pellet pooper lid
For a cook chamber it should work. I don't think it can withstand the heat of the firebox.
 
Why seal it? It isn't a pressure cooker. If it is built correctly otherwise, it will cook just fine if a bit of smoke leaks out of the lid.
 
I believe you have a Old Country Brazos coming. It's made of ¼" steel and should be heavy. I wouldn't think it would need sealing, but first I'd cook on it as is and look for leaks...
 
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I believe you have a Old Country Brazos coming. It's made of ¼" steel and should be heavy. I wouldn't think it would need sealing, but first I'd cook on it as is and look for leaks...
And if the leak is not bad it may self seal after a few cooks.

Jim
 
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