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Distance between Drum and Burner
CharcoalRoaster
What's an ideal distance between the heat source and drum?
 
allenb
CharcoalRoaster wrote:

What's an ideal distance between the heat source and drum?


With electric elements there's no negative consequences to being real close to the drum as long as no potential for contact.

For gas fired I would keep a minimum of an inch between flame tip and underside of drum at highest firing rate. This will prevent incomplete combustion and carbon depositing on the drum surface.

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
flyingtravis
FWIW, A burner engineer told me 1.5 inches from burner to drum.

Travis
 
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JackH
09/22/2014 12:06
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09/22/2014 07:05
Or, increase the load to 650g

JackH
09/22/2014 03:43
I have to re-learn my roast profiles since moving to my new house. The wiring is modern and I have to back off on the power.

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09/20/2014 14:45
Enjoy that steak Ginny! tiki

ginny
09/20/2014 11:57
Allen, I appreciate you guys standing in for me these last weeks. LOVE TO ALL -g beach with golden locks flowing...

ginny
09/20/2014 11:55
no wind, about 76 on the decks and the tri-tip will be slapped onto the BBQ anytime now...med rare, more rare and huge salad. it will be a day or two before I get more real food... beach

allenb
09/20/2014 09:57
Morning g! Whats cooking? bbq

ginny
09/19/2014 14:30
Jack, I fixed it; something stupid... -g

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09/19/2014 14:29
Thanks to Tom, Marko and JimG for the help! You guys have really done a service for us, thank you... beach

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