Yea when I picked up my DP from HQ Tom was showing me a decent sized pellet cabinet cooker. I don’t think it was as big as a DP, and it might not have been insulated. He seemed to talk pretty highly of it tho.
From what I can gather the convection fan in the smoke is meant to circulate the air in such a way that it prevents cold/hot spots making for a more even cook, and therefore more consistent and faster I guess. I like the ide of the door being wired to the fan so it would shut off whenever open and not blow hot air and smoke right into your face. It’s bad enough crying smokey tears, don’t need it pushed into my eyes as well. Another though is that you could theoretically shut the pooper unit off, maintain the fan and somewhat evac the smoke from the chamber. I think I seen some other brand convection smoker that could so that, and I think it was part of the process of using that particular smoker. Little Red Smokehouse maybe?Dirtytires wrote: ↑February 4th, 2019, 11:00 pmMy kitchen oven is convection and I was super excited when I got it. To be honest, sometimes it does cut cooking time but sometimes it just dries everything out. I don’t much use the setting anymore.
Love the induction cooktop tho!
The fan is located dead center on the back wall of the oven and, best I can tell, does absolutely nothing except circulate the air. It is set to turn off if the door is opened but otherwise runs non-stop. If I were looking for fans, I would try an appliance graveyard. I’ll bet you could have a dozen of them in exchange for a couple pounds of pulled pork.
I think it's really more about removing any cold/hot spots within the CC. And after a little googling, I found an article that explains, in a basic enough way that I can understand, why a convection over cooks faster than a conventional. It follows that this would also apply to a smoker with a convection fan.Dirtytires wrote: ↑February 6th, 2019, 2:06 amGuess I’m confused...doesn’t the air move constantly in a smoker? (Vs an oven that only has a heating element) I see the benefit of adding it to a smoker but just not sure it outweighs the added complexity, cost and expense unless you are running your smoker 24/7 and every minute counts.
Definitely an interesting build tho.
I'll have to watch this when I get home, work has youtube blocked and I ran through my full speed data on my phone so it's a drag. Just curious though, does this RF sim have a convection fan installed? If so that'd be interesting to see.