Best 4 Old Country Gravity Fed Smoker Mods

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Old Country Gravity Fed Smoker Mods
Old Country Gravity Fed Smoker Mods

Here I have explained most of your queries about Old Country Gravity Fed Smoker Mods.

I have always struggled to find proper information on the Mods. .

Therefore, I have tried to share the best of helpful information from my experiences in doing and learning about the mods…

I have tried to cover some common queries like :

  • Using Temperature Gauge.
  • Hopper lid mods
  • Using Billows Fan Kit
  • Old Country Gravity Fed Smoker Cover

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# Mod 1: Using Temperature Gauge

Problem
The temperature gauge that came with the Old Country gravity fed smoker shows the wrong temperature. Since the stem of the temperature gauge is short.

Solution
You will need to change or replace the temperature gauge.

Requirement

Action

  • Remove the built-in temperature gauge.
  • Get the Tel-Tru temperature gauge and insert the stem into the same hole.
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Installing Gauge
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long stem

# Mod 2: Hopper lid mods

Problem
The hopper lid gets damaged by the heat and smoke of the charcoal.

Solution
The inner portion of the lid will have to be covered.

Requirement

  • Tin foil
  • You can buy a ready-made cover kit of Masterbuilt Gravity smoker.

Visit to my other post Masterbuilt 1050 mods for more information.

Action

  • Purchase the tin foil.
  • Then fold it according to the hopper lid size.
  • Then place the foil over the hopper and close the lid.
  • Or you can use a cover kit.
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Hopper lid cover
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You can make like this

# Mod 3: Using Billows Fan Kit

Problem
Temperature fluctuation.

Solution 
It controls the temperature; if it drops too low, the fan turns on, and the temperature rises.

Requirement

Action

  • An air valve is located on the ash box door of the Old Country Gravity smoker.
  • Insert billows fan kit into the air valve.
  • Then connect the thermometer to the fan kit through the adapter.
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Air valve with Billows fan kit

# Mod 4: Old Country Gravity Fed Smoker Cover

Problem
Lack of cover to fit an Old Country Gravity Smoker.

Solution
Don’t worry there is a solution for this too. We can use Masterbuilt covers that fit this smoker.

FAQS

# Does the Old Country Gravity Fed have a cover and ash tray?

No. Old Country Gravity Fed doesn’t come with a cover and ash tray.
However as I mentioned earlier you can use the Masterbuilt cover.

I am sharing a video of an ash pan, I hope it will help you.

My advice is to let the hardware store make the ashtray.
You may also search ash pan online,  make sure they fit your smoker.

# Can you add a water pan to this smoker?

Yes, you can add a water pan to this smoker.

# Can I use wood with charcoal?

Yes, you can use wood with charcoal as a fuel.

# How to turn up the heat in an Old Country gravity fed smoker?

Here are the two tips to turn up the heat in an Old Country gravity fed smoker.

Initially, as the device heats up, leave the side firebox door wide open.
However, You must pay close attention to it to make sure it doesn’t become too hot.
But at least this approach will ensure that it gets enough oxygen.

Second, purchasing an automatic temperature controller is the better and more popular solution.

I’ve already talked about the Billows Fan Kit, which enables you to adjust the temperature you want.