HOW TO CONTROL THE HEAT IN YOUR AKORN KAMADO

Remember, More Air Flow Means More Heat

Page C-2 of the Owner’s Manual

  • Control the heat with the amount and type of fuel you use. Wood burns hotter than charcoal briquettes. More airflow equals more heat. 
  • For Low and Slow (180 to 225 degrees) Use less than one (1) pound of fuel (Lump charcoal is wood. It will burn hotter than Briquettes)
  • If you enjoy the flavor of wood. Use pre-soaked wood chips. Soak in water overnight or at minimum, one-hour prior to use.
  • For High Temperatures (350 to 650 degrees, use approximately two (2) - three (3) pounds. The more you use the longer and hotter it will burn.
  • HINT:  Do not let the temperature go higher than your desired temp. It is much harder to bring the temperature down than to go up. 
  • Use your Ashpan damper to get the temperature close to your desired temp. Then use the top damper to dial it in. HINT* On the Top Damper, every 1/8th on an inch is approximately 20 degrees.

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