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MINIgrillin

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2016, 12:46:44 PM »
I agree with Mike. Need more contact. Lump filler will help also. I think if you rotate 30 degrees either direction and keep one vent out from under the snake it will take care of the blockage issue.

And I think a 26r bowl is best for snake method.
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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2016, 02:08:57 PM »
I had laid coals flat not vertical.
And had the vents too far closed.
Ash fell butt dripped and concrete vent blockage was formed.

The snake I am building tonight will be on my three wheeler.
One vent wide open with no coals above, charcoal will be Stubbs vertical with all voids filled in with lump crumbs.
There will be no sleeping while running this one.
I will be watching it but trying not to mess with it.

Is one bottom vent wide open on the three wheeler enough airflow?


I will be starting bottom right.
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Wake and smoke.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2016, 04:46:03 PM by Kneab »
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haeffb

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2016, 05:16:37 PM »
Sounds like you're about to answer all your own questions. Just keep trying until you find what works for you.

For the record, I've not had problems with ash blockage running a snake on a One Touch system, and I've done it probably dozens of times. Usually for ribs, though.


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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2016, 03:20:00 AM »
Fire in the bowl.

Settled in about 260
1 bottom vent wide open
Top vent 1/2 open.
Holding steady so far
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 04:45:20 AM by Kneab »
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MacEggs

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2016, 06:17:20 AM »
Is one bottom vent wide open on the three wheeler enough airflow?

That has always worked for me.  I don't fiddle with it, either . Trying to fine-tune and such.  Waste of time.  One wide open, two fully closed.
I like to have the vent open that is opposite, or close to opposite of the burning / lit charcoal.
I also use a foil bowl of sorts in the middle to help catch drippings and direct airflow.

You should be fine with your above set-up.  Keep us updated.
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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2016, 07:34:25 AM »
Current readings.
4 hrs in.
1 bottom vent wide open.
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shock_me

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2016, 07:53:48 AM »
Yup a solid 250 range cook. Can't go wrong with the Snake!

Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2016, 10:05:43 AM »
7hrs in
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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2016, 12:08:59 PM »
9hrs
Meat temp almost 195
Going to wrap and rest shortly three wheeler snake running great 🐖🙄
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MikeRocksTheRed

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2016, 12:23:55 PM »
Looking great!  Seeing the pics of your setup today I definitely think your original snake was too flat and was hitting dead zones where the fire couldn't advance.  It looks like between how you laid out your coals plus adding some smaller lump all over it you have overcome the problem!!!


What is that charcoal fence you are using?  Looks like it works perfect!
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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2016, 12:31:30 PM »
The charcoal fence is from a steel shelf bent every 4 ribs. I have a 17" and a 14"
1/2" space to the top grate.
I made it without a kettle nearby.
I was worried it was going to be too tall.
Works perfectly.
1buckie's lump sprinkles work really well too.
Now I have a way to use up those little pieces.

addicted to charcoal......

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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2016, 03:05:39 PM »
The bark.

The shred.
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Travis

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2016, 03:30:30 PM »
Great bark! That worked out great!


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Kneab

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2016, 03:44:13 PM »
Thanks Travis 👍
10 hrs on the kettle.
2 hrs resting.



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kettlebb

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Re: Which bowl is best for running a snake?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2016, 04:18:19 PM »
Looks great. Post the pics of your setup. I'll be trying this out soon


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