To use it, you simply insert the Smartfire Controller into the precisely machined female adapter end - which is of the same dimensions as other draft control units.
If you're drilling a hole, use of this adapter this does require careful location of a 33mm drill hole that won't disturb ash but isn't too close to the main fire. Please checkout this detailed write up for further information with pictures and video.
Daisy Wheel installation of the Dual Thread version requires use of a round file to increase one of the daisy wheel holes to ~20mm. You'll also need to block the other three unused holes, the recommendation is cut small tear drop sized pieces of tin and insert between the daisy wheel and the BBQ wall. Folk have reported success with folded alfoil and silicone tape.
There is a non-drilling option via our 'cake tin adaptor', click here for more information!
Questions? Like to see how others have installed theirs?
We did a write up with photos and video of the drilling process for a bullet smoker to use the full width part of the adaptor.
Also checkout the Smartfire Owners group on Facebook, there are plenty of posts about how they've installed theirs and friendly tips on use!
- It includes a silicone red kill plug to seal the adaptor when you do not have the Smartfire Controller plugged in, it keeps the bugs out! Note, silicone is resistant to 260C so don't use it if the pit has been super hot.
- Care should be taken that live fuel or ash doesn't fall into the adaptor (particularly when the Smartfire is plugged in!). It's recommended to use the circular fire grate that WSM and ProQs come with to keep the charcoal well away. Weber users can also put a water or sand tray in above where the adaptor has been installed.