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Live in Western New York and have been using a homemade rotissere smoker for years that I built. I also have been using a buddies pit boss frequently. I really loved everything about this smokefire when reading about it so I Just pulled the trigger on a newex6. It was a gen one upgraded by weber. My question is there seems to be more smoke exiting the top seam across the back rather than the vents. Is this a fit issue or typical with other users.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it. The Smokefire produces plenty of smoke profile. The lid comes preassembled and I don't believe there's any adjustment. There is a notch on the top right corner for the probes to be routed. It's my opinion people get way to concerned about air tight pits. My advice is to cook away and enjoy. The thing is an exceptional cooking apparatus.
 

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Live in Western New York and have been using a homemade rotissere smoker for years that I built. I also have been using a buddies pit boss frequently. I really loved everything about this smokefire when reading about it so I Just pulled the trigger on a newex6. It was a gen one upgraded by weber. My question is there seems to be more smoke exiting the top seam across the back rather than the vents. Is this a fit issue or typical with other users.
You might care to buy some high temp gasket tape - Amazon have several makes. I sealed many of the gaps on my SM4 a year back and that increased the flow of smoke through the vents.
 
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I wouldn't worry about it. The Smokefire produces plenty of smoke profile. The lid comes preassembled and I don't believe there's any adjustment. There is a notch on the top right corner for the probes to be routed. It's my opinion people get way to concerned about air tight pits. My advice is to cook away and enjoy. The thing is an exceptional cooking apparatus.
Idk why I was worried my homemade one is far from air tight lol
 

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Idk why I was worried my homemade one is far from air tight lol
the whole airtight thing is born out of the offset smoker industry where leaks could affect the draft of the unit and by default the ability to maintain consistent temperatures. Pellet cookers are driven by augers , fans, and thermocouple sensors. The affects on a pellet smoker are so miniscule you wouldn't notice any appreciable differences in the performance or end products. It's simply not important.
That said, if it bothers you or you feel differently about the actual results of sealing the unit up, knock yourself out. 🤷‍♂️
As stated before, I would just use it like the multitude of others have without issue. I think you'll be more than satisfied with the performance and results.
 

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the whole airtight thing is born out of the offset smoker industry where leaks could affect the draft of the unit and by default the ability to maintain consistent temperatures. Pellet cookers are driven by augers , fans, and thermocouple sensors. The affects on a pellet smoker are so miniscule you wouldn't notice any appreciable differences in the performance or end products. It's simply not important.
That said, if it bothers you or you feel differently about the actual results of sealing the unit up, knock yourself out. 🤷‍♂️
As stated before, I would just use it like the multitude of others have without issue. I think you'll be more than satisfied with the performance and results.
Listen to JP, you’ll be fine.
 
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