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    Auber or BBQ Guru Blower Fan

    I am making an HM for a gift and I am torn between which of the two blowers to get. The Auber is nice in that it is a little less expensive option and has a built it damper that closes off the air when the fan doesn't run but I like the BBQ Guru's system of mounting the fan to the adapter plate better. It seems like it is a little more solid solution but from what I can tell it only has an adjustable damper that doesn't close automatically when the fan isn't running.

    My real question is how much of a difference would the lack of a closing damper make on a Lg BGE. I think he runs his probe leads under the lid so it doesn't make a perfect seal anyway. If it is not too much of a difference then I will probably go with the BBQ Guru.

    Just looking for advice.

    Thanks,
    Troy
    Weber Performer 02', WSM 18.5, HeaterMeater 4.0, Smokey Joe Gold, Thermapen SF

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    FWIW, The mounting mechanism the Auber uses, when combined with the gasket is perfect in my opinion. You'd be hard pressed to accidentally dislodge it during normal operation.

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    I use the auber on my large BGE and love it. I can't tell you quantitatively how much the damper matters because I've never tried any other fan, however, I do know that because the BGE is so thermally efficient, once you hit bbq temps (225-250 ish) the fan is running very infrequently to maintain temp. The top vent needs to be closed enough so that only a toothpick could fit through so I would imagine that the fan damper plays a very significant role.

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