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Hi Everyone,  Was hoping you may be able to give me some pointers.  I recently order a "tip top temp" temperature controller for my Kamado Company K5 smoker.  My first question is - has anyone ever modified one of these to fit a k5?  The only post I found online involved drilling in to the cement which I would hope to avoid if possible.  My second question pertains to lighting.  In doing some research I found that most folks that use this temp controller avoid lighting all briquettes in an effort to avoid over shooting the targeted temp.  Wouldn't your food taste like briquettes then?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for reading. - J

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I think I know the Kamado you have, if I'm right the TTT might sit on the K5 top vent.  If so you may be able to add magnets to the TTT to hold it in place.  If that works then just keep the K5 vent fully open.

 

Use Charcoal not briquets.  Too much ash from briquettes not to mention the addition of binders and other contaminates.  Let your temps come up slowly unless you're grilling.  In that case you won't need the TTT.

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