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Steamer filled with sand?
« on: February 19, 2012, 07:14:20 pm »
Has anyone filled the steamer chamber with sand in order to make a quasi insulated firebox?
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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 11:21:30 am »
I wouldn't,that steamer option comes in very handy depending on what you are cooking.I don't use it often,but I would leave open for some uses,getting that sand back out of that would be a pain and would probably clog the pipe going into the chamber and wouild make it useless if you ever wanted to use it in the future .
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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 11:25:55 am »
Not sure it really adds anything, perhaps some use it. 
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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 02:56:16 pm »
I hear lava rocks are better than sand...

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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 03:01:32 pm »
Funny. 
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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 11:53:41 am »
Don't know what kind of cooker you have but for bullet smokers (in the water pan) I hear lava rocks are better than sand

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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 12:39:04 pm »
I was talking about a Diamond Plate smoker with the steamer option.  If you don't use the steamer much I was wondering if you drop the steamer use and fill it with sand would that give you some insulation to the firebox that would be worth losing the steamer option?
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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 02:09:10 pm »
I guess that's why you posted in the "diamond plate smokers" section and why I'm an idiot, haha... Sorry! didn't even see that

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Re: Steamer filled with sand?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 02:11:39 pm »
Nothing stupid about trying to be helpful.
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