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Old 05-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Temp control

I have always heard to keep the top vent open all the time on a weber silver grill. Wether grilling or smoking. But what about the bottom vent, how do you it to control the temp? Thanks Dave
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: Temp control

You can adjust both, but you are right I don't think you ever want to totally close the top. I just used my kettle for chicken and I had the bottom almost closed (1/8" - 1/4") and the top open about 1/3 to run at 350°. If your kettle does not have a thermometer in the lid you can buy a cheap dial probe type and drop it through one of the top vent holes. Walmart usually has these in the kitchen gadget area too.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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Re: Temp control

Put a therm in the top like buzz said and adjust the bottom vent to the desired temp...after a while you'll know how open they need to be to get the temp you want say 350*
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Re: Temp control

Like Buzz and Dave said.
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Re: Temp control

Like Lew said.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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Re: Temp control

Like Nick said...Like Lew said...Like Dave said ....Like Buzz said.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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Well that about says it all!
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