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Old 05-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Ranch Kettle with Guru

Well, I did it! Went to Home Depot this morning and bought the Unibit to install one of my Guru's on the RK. It went pretty easy.

I had decided to install the Guru under the handle on the front of the Kettle so it wasn't sticking out anywhere where someone could walk by and brush up against it. Since the lower bowl isn't spherical like the WSM is, it appeared that the adapter would want to rock back and forth and allow some of the air to escape where it was mounted but I found 2 places where the adapter set perfectly flat ~ One was just under the handle, above the charcoal grate and the other was further down and below the charcoal grate. Since the useful air coming from the deflector part of the adapter is only about 130º, I had reservations in placing the unit too low thinking I might not get enough airflow at the extremes when I line charcoal up 180º around the rear of the grate. This turns out not to be the case. Also, the unit would stick out pretty far using the 10 CFM blower and it was so close to the handle that extra care would be needed to insure no one would brush up against it. I had considered mounting above the charcoal grate because of my conversation with Finney but after looking closer, the charcoal grate probably would have blocked much of the airflow because of the diameter steel it uses. I decided to go with the lower mount below the grate. Also, I offset the mount just enough so that the Guru would be centered below the handle.



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Old 05-09-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Good thinking on the placement. Looks like you did a super nice job. Scary drilling porcelain coated steel isn't it?
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That was my exact thinking Brian.
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Don't forget Boys & Girls, A BBQ Guru will blow most of the smoke away from the meat. Sorry Chris I had to do that!

Good work Bill.
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Mine too. Nice job when are you going to try it out and what are you cooking?
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Looks good Bill. How long did you stand there with drill in hand before you took that big gulp and said here goes nothing? [-o<
About 3 years! I had wanted to mount one on my Platinum ever since I got it and never did.
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Don't forget Boys & Girls, A BBQ Guru will blow most of the smoke away from the meat. Sorry Chris I had to do that!

Good work Bill.
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[quote=The Joker][quote="Bryan S":1588yw1r]
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Originally Posted by "Larry Wolfe":1588yw1r
Don't forget Boys & Girls, A BBQ Guru will blow most of the smoke away from the meat. Sorry Chris I had to do that!

Good work Bill.
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Only one blowing smoke here is Larry! :lmao:[/quote:1588yw1r]

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[quote=Larry Wolfe][quote="The Joker":16s5aonl][quote="Bryan S":16s5aonl]
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Don't forget Boys & Girls, A BBQ Guru will blow most of the smoke away from the meat. Sorry Chris I had to do that!

Good work Bill.
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Only one blowing smoke here is Larry! :lmao:[/quote:16s5aonl]

:faint:[/quote:16s5aonl] And we all know from where too!
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Nice job Bill. In the second photo on the top row, is that tape that is all mushroomed up or is that metal?
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