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1/2 inches cooking chamber

Postby razataz » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:07 pm

I found a good deal on a 1/2 inch 58x30 cc and 24x24 ff
Will the 1/2 cc be a benefit are do I need to find a pit with 1/4 inch cc are does it mack a difference
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Re: 1/2 inches cooking chamber

Postby TX1911 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:19 pm

Thicker steel will retain temperature longer.

But that sucker's gonna be heavy.
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Re: 1/2 inches cooking chamber

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:39 pm

Weight and getting the cooker to temp are the only down falls to a .500 cooking chamber. They are a beast to get up to temp and the added weight can be an issue to some. The pipe alone before caps will weigh about 800 lbs.
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Re: 1/2 inches cooking chamber

Postby razataz » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:38 pm

K.a.m. so a 1/2 pit will take more wood to get it up to temp? Will it also take longer to recover after the doors are open? Will it use more wood the keep temp ? So in your opinion would a 1/4 inch cc be better
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Re: 1/2 inches cooking chamber

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:31 pm

razataz wrote:K.a.m. so a 1/2 pit will take more wood to get it up to temp? Yes unless you have a propane assist.

Will it also take longer to recover after the doors are open? Not really. Once the metal is hot it will retain its heat.


Will it use more wood the keep temp ? About average on the wood use.


So in your opinion would a 1/4 inch cc be better I would rather a 1/4" chamber if I had my choice.
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