Temp holding steady for 32 degrees

I wanted to send a few photos of the inaugural smoke out. Was impressed with the temp holding steady about 240-250 when it was 32 degrees outside. Was easy to control the temp with the 3 dampers, and using the open latch method. Construction is great, puts out a lot of heat, noticed though I need larger chunks of wood in order to burn longer. The smaller chunks give a great aroma but the firebox eats them up too fast, which is not a bad thing if you don’t mind feeding it. Wanted to just thank everyone again for the service and the product you produce. Feel free to share some of these pictures as a testimonial to a great product.

5 thoughts on “Temp holding steady for 32 degrees”

  1. Hello very nice cooker, I am one of those guys that like fabricaring and making my own smokers. I have made about 12 over the past 20 years, all of the pull types. Now that I am getting older the big one are hard for me to make so I have been working on a few smaler one. My question is how big around is the stack and how tall is it? That is crucial to make it draft correctly as you know. I would appreciate any information.

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  2. I agree the Lang 36 is awsome but if you want to hold the heat you need to add a little insulation to the box. I added fire brick to the bottome and got some cerramic wool which holds heat up to 2000 degrees. I made a frame for the top and the back of the fire box and added 2″ of the wool which helped keep my fire buring a lot longer with less fuel. I took a laser temperature gun and shot the top before and after adding the insulation and there was a 400 degree difference. Let me know if you are interested and I will send you some pictures. I Love my Lang…

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    • Hey Ronny, I would not mind seeing what you did to yours. I smoke weekly and with the cold temps saving on wood and charcoal is not a bad idea. How does your hold up in the wind?

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      • Iain,
        I will be cooking this weekend and take some pictures of what I have done and send them to you. It works great in cold weather and in the wind. I have to watch my temperature when I first start up my fire because more heat goes into the cooking chamber and it heats up fast. I usually start with a big fire and when it burns down to coals I tune in my heat and let it Cadillac from there. Afterwards it takes minimal wood to keep the fire at the desired temperature. I have three other smokers including a Green Egg and since getting my Lang it is all I use. My Lang Rocks. I will be in touch later.

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    • Ronny I know this thread is old at this point, but I am seriously looking to get the 36 patio model. I am a long time BGE user and swear by them. I need more pit space and everyone seems to rave about these langs. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the lang vs BGE and how you inuslated the firebox. Thanks a lot!

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