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  1. #21
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    Brought her home tonite.There will bw seasoning pics and some sort of cook pics this weekend.

  2. #22
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    Strike a match and get her hot. We're lookin' forward to seeing that burn!
    Kev
    GOSM 3405
    UDS - One of a set of twins
    Custom Stick Burner - "Latifah".....(yeah, she's big and beautiful)
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    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
    -Mae West

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  4. #24
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    Hers the start of the day.I will be doing some butts later .For now its a nice lil chuckie roast,some chik leg quarters and a few pork steaks.The trailer is just a temporary deal as when the weather gets good I am going to clean out the garage and build a trailer just for this cooker.? for you offset guys do you usually run your dampners in the stack widee open or do you shut them down a little?So far the Guru is not having any problems holding with it wide open.
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    Wow, that thing is a beauty!

    As to your question, I don't even have a stack damper since I put a flue and shanty cap on it. I just use the fire box vents and/or door to tweak my temps. I've got a chuck tenderloin roast and a chicken cruising on her now. I'll see if I can go take a couple of pics.
    Kev
    GOSM 3405
    UDS - One of a set of twins
    Custom Stick Burner - "Latifah".....(yeah, she's big and beautiful)
    Certified KCBS Judge

    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
    -Mae West

  6. #26
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    I'm not sure if you can see the damper area here.






    Kev
    GOSM 3405
    UDS - One of a set of twins
    Custom Stick Burner - "Latifah".....(yeah, she's big and beautiful)
    Certified KCBS Judge

    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
    -Mae West

  7. #27
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    That's an amazing looking machine! Nice work!
    ~Brian~
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  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bringin' The Heat View Post
    Hers the start of the day.I will be doing some butts later .For now its a nice lil chuckie roast,some chik leg quarters and a few pork steaks.The trailer is just a temporary deal as when the weather gets good I am going to clean out the garage and build a trailer just for this cooker.? for you offset guys do you usually run your dampners in the stack widee open or do you shut them down a little?So far the Guru is not having any problems holding with it wide open.
    It depends on the size of your stack. you will burn more fuel faster with the damper open, but depending on the design of your smoker, if you shut it down too much, the airflow decreases and you could end up with too much smoke condensing out on your meat.

    I keep the damper shut about 3/4 of the way with my Backwoods and guru. My stickbburner has a 7" dia stack which is really too much stack for it. I close it about 1/3 of the way.

    It's a unique smoker. Play with is and see which works best for you.

    Remember this though, part of the reason one leaves the stack open is to induce draft. With the Guru, you are cooking primarily with forced draft, so you don;t nee to leave the stack open as far in order to obtain the same temps.

  9. #29
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    Just threw a couple butts in for the nite shift.
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    She is cooling down now.I lit er at 8 am on saturday and kept popping different things in till about 2:30 Sunday afternoon.First impression is that she is a charcoal eating SOB.Then reallity was that I did some things that made the consumption much worse.I didnt take the time to set up a table there to work so when I was foiling butts or otherwise messing around with the meat in there the door was kept open for an unreasonable time.I know that more than once the guru read below 100 degrees when I closed the door after being in there.I also ran her with the chimney damper wide open.I think using the Guru I dont need to have this open all the way .All food finished out good.The comp practice butt was one of the better I have done.Next weekend she will get around 2 cases of butts to do and a couple racks of practice ribs.As with any new to me project I have a few things to modify but as of now I am certain she will do what I wanted.I did neglect to take pics of the finished food as we had company and I just plain forgot

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