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I recently purchased Golden’s 20.5” Kamado. Getting ready to smoke a brisket. Is there a need to purchase a fan to maintain temperature during a low and slow smoke? 

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2 hours ago, JasonW said:

I recently purchased Golden’s 20.5” Kamado. Getting ready to smoke a brisket. Is there a need to purchase a fan to maintain temperature during a low and slow smoke? 

Jason, in full disclosure, I have never cooked on a Golden and can only imagine they provide a cooking environment similar to my ceramic kamado. I bought a  fan powered temp controller years ago, because I was worried that I could not manually maintain cooking temps. In truth, after 8 or so years of kamado cooking, it still sits in it's original box in my office cupboard, and I have never found the need to use it. That said, a brisket cook usually takes me about 10 to 12 or so hours. Thats a pretty ambitious target for a first cook, but if your up for it give it a try. Personally I recommend a whole roasted chicken which takes about an hour at 400 deg. or a 3 to 3 1/2 or  4  hour rib cook to get your feet wet before you try a long cook. Do you have a remote thermometer which will give you readings on the internal temp of what your cooking as well as the cooking temp inside your kamado, because that is most helpful and allows you to see what's going on in side your grill  from inside your house. .  Have fun, my friend. 

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