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3 people found this helpful
This grill is very nice and has some very useful features
on August 20, 2017
This grill is very nice and has some very useful features. The reason I am giving this grill 3 stars, is because it gets very hot, with all dampers in closed position and with the fire set to the lowest position away from the food, it still burns. I have already modified the damper on the hood to close all the way. Now I have to modify the two side dampers to seal up completely so I can smother the coals a little more to reduce the inside heat. With just a few coals this thing gets around 500 degrees. So it does burn very efficiently. When the coals are about to burn out, it drops to around 350-400 degrees. So I will modify the side dampers soon after posting this. I think I will seal them off completely since I can open the front door to allow for more oxygen. I will repost in a few weeks to let everyone know how it burns with the two side dampers sealed up. First I will test it by sealing up the plates with high heat resistant sealant made for smokers, if that doesn't work, I will tack weld a steel plate to the inside of the grill covering each side damper. Until then, this is still a very good grill, just needs a better way to control the heat without having so many places for the oxygen to get in.
So it's been a little while now since I have upgraded the grill. I put a heat resistant seal(for only a few dollars) around the base of the lid and used a lava rock RTV sealant to completely seal off one of the side dampers. Now I can really control the heat. I can keep it as low as 200 degrees, if I want, by closing everything off. I can still go as high as 500 degrees as before by opening the damper on the hood and the side damper. if Dyna-Glo would make these small changes, this grill would be perfect. It works like a charm now after MY improvements. So this is a great grill with a lot of space and some nice features that are really handy but you will have to make a few upgrades to give you more heat control. I hope this helps