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March 15th, 2015, 10:23 am
* Abilene ** Abilene *
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What would the reasoning be for "welding in or not" the HMP on a Kingman ? Is there a perceived advantage one way or another. Just asking as I want as much information to make an informed decision when purchasing at some point. I guess it doesn't even have to be about this model in particular but better if it is.

Would there ever be a reason to remove the HMP. Does it seal better when welded in thus more temp control? Could you ever see a reason to take out HPM and use the smoker without it ?.......well I guess there would if you're gonna use it as a BIG grill. I guess I'm thinking out loud now. :oops:

Your responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

March 15th, 2015, 11:28 am
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you can slide it over a lil smidgen an have a dandy hot spot for searing and crisping...

you can slide it a lil more an have a hot side and a considerably less hot side...
seems to me some models can be made to have an adjustable HMP as an option...

mine is not welded,,, and I myself don't think would want it welded...


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March 15th, 2015, 2:17 pm
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The standard heat managemnt plate is removable for several reason, the first would be in the event you wanted to add a charcoal grate and direct grill. The second reason would be cooking without it installed, there is a predicable 100 degree temperature difference from right to left.

The weld in HMP is an option that will give better heat control in smoking temperatures. There is a sliding horizontal door on the right hand side to help control temerature zones.
If you intended for this to be your dedicated smoker, I would recommend the weld in version.

March 15th, 2015, 3:43 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Thumperrrr/Yoder Joe.......thanks for the reply.

Yoder Joe.....Correct me if I'm wrong. I thought the HMP lever/sliding door was not an option anymore on the Kingman. . Is it maybe not standard but still an option? Interesting.

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