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Offline waynerto

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Which racks to favour? Upper or lower?
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:36:58 AM »
I have a four rack smoker, but it is very rare that I use all four racks.  When I am only using one or two racks should I favour the lower or upper racks?  Would the temperature be a bit higher in the lower racks as they are closer to the heating element?  Or will it be pretty even since hot air rises?

Offline tbronder5

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Re: Which racks to favour? Upper or lower?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 07:39:52 AM »
I have a four rack smoker, but it is very rare that I use all four racks.  When I am only using one or two racks should I favour the lower or upper racks?  Would the temperature be a bit higher in the lower racks as they are closer to the heating element?  Or will it be pretty even since hot air rises?
Lower racks will definitely be hotter without any modifications to your smoker.

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Offline Orion

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Re: Which racks to favour? Upper or lower?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 08:59:23 AM »
Yup , lower racks are hotter. Also warmer towards back than front. I use the middle two levels usually and rotate my racks up and down and front to back several times through the cook.
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Which racks to favour? Upper or lower?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 01:05:42 PM »
I agree with the others. If only using one rack I tend to use the second from the bottom position. In my Old Original Bradley I get the most even heating at that level.


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