mguerra wrote:I have no intention of buying anything but KK.
Thanks Doc.. Love the way you think..
mguerra wrote: The one thing I would like is a different top vent. Something that offers finer airflow control and is EASY to keep clean and tar free. But that seems to a problem only I have, tarring up the top vent.
I have a new KK 101 way I explain airflow and heat control that can probably solve some of your mesquite tar build up problems..
I'm posting the readers digest version here (extended version here)
Airflow creates heat and lump charcoal will readily soar to high temps if given unregulated airflow.
There are two ways to regulate your KK's airflow..
Strangle the intake using the lower draft door airflow dial or
suppress/stifle the exhaust using the damper top.
Keeping it simple..
Control from low to 400-450º using the lower airflow wheel/dial leaving the top open and not restricting the airflow..
To control from 400-450º up, close the lower airflow wheel/dial, pull the lower door open a few inches giving unlimited airflow. Now control your high temps from only the damper top.
Doc, using this technique for low and slows should take care of your tar build up..