Question on lang cookers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sacedbysapp, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. sacedbysapp

    sacedbysapp Meat Mopper

    Video on YouTube where ben lang says to go by his temp gauge on cooker not temp at cooking surface because radiant heat hotter at racks, I thought different, playing with 36 patio and I couldnt get even temps from left to right ,I had 4 probes on cooking racks fire box side 40 deg hotter that side heat comes up also front on each side could be 10 to 20 deg hotter than rear. I had small hot fire. I just don't get it.
     
  2. sacedbysapp

    sacedbysapp Meat Mopper

    Anyone?
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    How level is it sitting I don't have the patio but have a trailer mounted and notice differences according to level left to right and front to back.
     
  4. sacedbysapp

    sacedbysapp Meat Mopper

    Its level check different spots even raised front floor jack different heights nothing different.
     
  5. ritchierich

    ritchierich Fire Starter

    I have a lang 84. And at best I can get is about 25deg from front to back with the gages. Sometimes a little less but never even. I have tried different wood and leveling it every which way. Yes leveling does make a difference. I was going to make a charcoal basket to slide under the plate all the way up front near the drain. Then decided not to because it might mess the airflow up. But found I like having a cooler area for when I am doing different meats and sides. I keep mine at 275-300 in back and the front is always 250 ish. with 3 of the 4 dampers closed on the fire box and just using the one open to adjust the temp. I use a maverick as well to keep track and my gages on the lang are really close to the maverick. I was thinking the smaller langs would be closer to even temps than the longer 84 myself
     
  6. cats49er

    cats49er Meat Mopper

    Yep I agree with ritchierich about 20/25 degrees difference between fire box end and other end. There si also a difference between top and bottom shelf an end to end on same.
     

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