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Post  lipsmacking on Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:25 pm

heya everyone

i was just wandering if there is away to control the temp on the amigo any help much appreciated


many many thanks

mat

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Post  All Weather Griller on Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:15 pm

Hi Mat,

I have done a few cooks on the Amigo and haven't really been successful at controlling the temp. As you know there is only a top vent with the base being open, unless you can fashion something to control the air flow from the bottom I am doubtful that it will be much success.

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Post  Dr_KY on Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:44 am

You could always cut a thin sheet of steel and place it on the bottom then add intakes. I would imagine the cooker is more regulated by fuel amounts so take your time and record your work for future reference.
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Post  lipsmacking on Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:17 pm

cheers guys but i think i may have cracked it

it does seem to depend how much fuel you put in is the only way of controlling the heat but i had a plan, i riveted some metal sheet round the bottom with a few holes in which i filled with balls of foil and as i wanna change the heat i just add or remove them.
cooked a lamb shoulder on there for 4 hrs and when that was done i cooked a chicken for 3.5 hrs and i could keep reasonable heat in there for about 2.5 hrs after that so all is not bad

thanks for the reply's

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Post  Dr_KY on Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:09 pm

Try replacing the foil balls with a ball valve and end plugs for pipes.
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Post  lipsmacking on Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:38 pm

cheers mate

what ive done was only a trial and now that i know it works im gonna do something proper, i want to get a bigger smoker but i only cook for 2 of us so i may see how i get on, ive just finished eating the lamb i cooked today with rosemary and garlic and it was fab never had lamb like it, ive been monitoring the heat and with out adding coal or removing foil balls ive managed to keep the heat at 100c for 6.5 hrs which i think i pretty good

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Post  All Weather Griller on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:24 pm

Hey Mat,

It might be worth speaking to Mack and asking if a Frontier base will fit your unit? That way it would be cheaper that replacing the whole lot.

I'm not sure on the dimensions, but Mack will know for sure.

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