Fine tuning my Tuning plates

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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:36 pm

I think you will find those solve your problem.
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby Chasdev » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:46 pm

My plan is to start with the large/er gaps at the right and go smaller as they go across.
Any suggestion as to how big a first gap and how small a last gap, and should they go all the way to the chimney end?
I know, too many questions and I don't mind experimenting but the butcher is starting to remember my name AND my credit card number!
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:18 pm

Looking at the first pic of your plates is how I would proceed but turn the gaps around starting narrower at the firebox. The spacing looks about right to me but you have the gaps backwards.
Leg quarters are a good practice meat over beef or pork. Also if you just want to play with the fire use pans of water on your grates they make mass like meat and will create the flow blockage like a brisket or butt.
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby Chasdev » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:53 pm

I do need and want to play with the fire, but I think I'm going to pick up a walmart cheapo brisket..I think they are around $2 a lb for the lowest quality..
Probably what the local BBQ joints use anyway.
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby Markw142 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:09 am

Someone once suggested using canned biscuits, spacing them around your pit...will show you where the hot spots are. And like Kam said....the smaller gaps closer to the firebox
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby Chasdev » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:28 am

I likes me some biscuits but this is my "test" media..hope it tastes good because it is way cheaper than Costco prime brisket (and they are pretty darn cheap).
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:41 pm

That is a good practice for sure. :D
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Re: Fine tuning my Tuning plates

Postby Chasdev » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:46 pm

Test cook gets a rain delay til next weekend.. :banghead:

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