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Offline Jersey Pie Boy

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #575 on: May 03, 2015, 09:27:03 AM »
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Thanks Crispy...of course  this is still a work in progress for me  I did try your technique with the regulator up full but the temps kept getting hotter and hotter. Obviously I'm missing a trick there, because it would be nice to have the ability to boost and I had the regulator down so far (or maybe I'd triggered the safety) that when I tried to boost the flame at end of bake, my flame position with BS dial at 4 o'clock position was the same flame as turned all the way up. So there was something not quite right. I do see that my thinking that the temp could be set and would remain where it's set was mistaken.  I'm wondering maybe if I split the difference and turn my regulator (and thanks for that explanation..I didn't know that) down one turn instead of two, I can keep the temps from blooming so much between pies, and still have the option for a blast o' heat which I definitely like.

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #576 on: May 05, 2015, 05:19:27 PM »

I believe some may not understand the regulator correctly. Mine is marked "5PSIG" which leads one to think 5 is the maximum. These are 20 PSI regulators! If you think otherwise just attach a standard BBQ regulator, all of which are 10 PSI-fixed. You will see that the flame is, well, limp!
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In an effort to promote safety, there is a tiny error in the above that I would like to clarify.  Standard backyard BBQs are fitted with a 10" water column regulator which equates to about 3/8 PSI.  Using a standard regulator with the Blackstone results in a 'limp' flame.

The first version of the Blackstone uses a 10 PSI regulator that really puts out 10 PSI (by my measurements) and produces a "scary" flame.  The more recent, AKA second, version uses a 5 PSI regulator that puts out a "healthy" flame.

AFIK, only one heat-seeking forum member used a 30 PSI regulator and that was Larry (thezaman).  Larry had the good sense to use a custom control valve in his setup as described here: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=26507.msg317636#msg317636

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #577 on: May 06, 2015, 05:30:44 AM »
In an effort to promote safety, there is a tiny error in the above that I would like to clarify.  Standard backyard BBQs are fitted with a 10" water column regulator which equates to about 3/8 PSI.  Using a standard regulator with the Blackstone results in a 'limp' flame.

The first version of the Blackstone uses a 10 PSI regulator that really puts out 10 PSI (by my measurements) and produces a "scary" flame.  The more recent, AKA second, version uses a 5 PSI regulator that puts out a "healthy" flame.

AFIK, only one heat-seeking forum member used a 30 PSI regulator and that was Larry (thezaman).  Larry had the good sense to use a custom control valve in his setup as described here: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=26507.msg317636#msg317636

Dave

Opps! Dave is correct. Don't blow yourself up with the wrong regulator. Somehow I have always "known" that that standard BBQ regulators are 10 psi, it's just that they are not! :o
Thanks Dave!

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #578 on: August 13, 2015, 10:44:25 PM »
Just got my Blackstone yesterday.  It looks like my bottom stone is about a half inch lower at the front than it is at the back.  Is this common?  I'm guessing I shouldn't worry about it...only posting because before I got out the level it looked like it was more than that.

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #579 on: August 13, 2015, 11:37:37 PM »
Does it rotate "in plane" (without visible wobble)? If it wobbles while rotating, then the shaft/platter weld is bent - it's easy to bend back.
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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #580 on: August 14, 2015, 09:22:26 AM »
It rotates without wobble now, yes. Thanks for the feedback.

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Blackstone Mods and Adjustments - Switch Mod
« Reply #581 on: July 15, 2016, 10:38:48 AM »
Following the advice on this forum I added a switch to the front of the blackstone for easier access to turn the motor on/off.

I purchased a toggle switch, rubber boot and 5.5mm plug extension cord.
This let me avoid cutting the power adapter, making it easier to use any power adapter or remove it. Also didn't need to cut into the motor box. As this was a newer unit, I didn't need to revers the polarity to change the motor spin direction.

Word of caution, don't let your 6-year old tighten the nuts - he made scratches on the stainless.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 10:40:33 AM by JasonUrquhart »

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #582 on: July 16, 2016, 08:58:46 AM »
Nice work.  I like putting the switch on the front,  I only turn it off to load the pie, but the seeing the switch reminds me to make sure I plug in the motor before firing up the BS.

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #583 on: July 17, 2016, 07:42:56 PM »
You might want to keep an eye on the heat in that area.  Going from memory, Bobino wasn't keen on fiddling with that switch after a quick stone warm up.  The flame flowed over the top and down, heating the switch.  AFIK, the switch never failed but YMMV.
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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #584 on: July 17, 2016, 10:01:48 PM »
Thanks Dave, I'll keep an eye on it, should it be an issue I'll lower the switch or shield it somehow.

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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #585 on: July 18, 2016, 09:56:10 AM »
I took the simplest route.  I just use a power strip with a button on it.  It fits nicely in the front basket, and if I have to swap out the rotisserie motor (I have a spare on hand), I just plug the new one into the strip.
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Re: Blackstone Mods and Adjustments
« Reply #586 on: July 18, 2016, 10:01:47 AM »
Mine is even easier, use batteries and the switch on the motor.  ;)
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