Lava Lock lid gasket

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Wish I would have had a cooking run with the FireBoard before installing the lid gasket. I would have been interested in seeing how much it has improved the temp fluctuations. The graph below is for the pork roast i cooked last night. I was pretty impressed at how minor the temp changes were. If you have not put a Lava Lock gasket on your lid yet, it is a cheap addition ($15) that is worth far more than what you spend on it.
 

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Can you do me a favor and test the upper right temp and lower left temp and see the diff? Curious.
 
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Can you do me a favor and test the upper right temp and lower left temp and see the diff? Curious.
Next time I run something for an extended period of time I will do just that.

When you say top right, I am assuming you mean on the top rack as close to the lid as I can get? Lowe left would be bottom grate near bottom of lid?
 

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Yeah exactly. When I sealed my 885 I get really wide differences between the top right or high right spot, where the probes are for this model, and bottom left which is where the grease spout is.

Thanks!
 
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Mine will be flipped, as my grease spout / smoke stack is on the right, but I believe I can figure it out. I did notice I was about 20 degrees warmer on the stack side the other day. Will be interesting to see.
 

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I did it in the barrel side because there are little lips and edges that I wanted to set the tape against.
 

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I did the barrel side as well and am seeing smoke escape still. Did it take a while to seat itself for you?
 

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No not really. The back and front are seated much differently than the sides.
 
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I went lid side, figured the weight of it would help seat and create a better seal. Probably doesn’t matter, but that was my thought process.
 
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