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First cook with the Tip Top Temp on my Akorn Kamado. Smoked a pork loin to perfection this morning. Have a pork butt on now (less the apple wood chunks) In prior cooks on both a vertical smoker and on the kamado, temp would sour when the wood chunks for smoking would catch. Now with the Tip Top Temp, it closes the damper until the temporary spike subsides, then opens back up to maintain constant temp. Before the Tip Top Temp those adjustments were manual and much more tedious!

 

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I find that the factory gasket barely covers the vents, so any shifting - like opening the lid - can move it just enough to create an air leak - even with the plate hangers.

 

Anyone come up with any mods to improve the seal without mounting it permanently?  I really like the device, but would like to improve the seal just to remove as many variables as possible.

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I use the plate hanger.  I also found this mod posted somewhere.  It's a piece of AC duct that helps to keep the TTT consistent on windy or cold days.  Just cut it out so it fits around the vent handle.  The handle on the AC duct I rigged is unnecessary, I just never took it off.  With the plate hanger it fits snug and you can leave it on when you open the lid.  

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