New EX4 hopper ramp

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Just received an email from customer service. Mine is due here tomorrow via Fedex.
Let us know what yours is like please. I REALLY want someone to test the actual capacity of the original hopper vs. the capacity of the modified hopper with the insert. When I mocked it up on my original smokefire it made the hopper look really small. Probably just my eyes but I am a scientist first lol. I will def check my replacement smokefire if I ever get it and post back on it.
 
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Let us know what yours is like please. I REALLY want someone to test the actual capacity of the original hopper vs. the capacity of the modified hopper with the insert. When I mocked it up on my original smokefire it made the hopper look really small. Probably just my eyes but I am a scientist first lol. I will def check my replacement smokefire if I ever get it and post back on it.
I'll let you know....
 

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Me 4, on FedEx truck out for delivery today. Wish it was here yesterday, threw a couple pastrami's in the EX4 a few hours ago.
 
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Just arrived. Looks like well polished stainless, but I'm not a metallurgist.
 

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Just installed. Very easy job. A couple of comments: The new hopper is well finished. It is easier to remove and replace the silver screw by the auger hole with a 1/4" socket and extension rather than a flathead screwdriver. The black screw for the upper corner that they send is a sheet metal screw while the original is a machine screw. I opted to stay with the original machine screw as the frame is already threaded for it. The box that it comes in makes a good trough for emptying pellets from the hopper. Bonus!
 

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Thanks for sharing. I saw on my camera that fedex delivered mine today too. Will probably install tomorrow or Sunday depending on weather. Planning on some pulled pork Sunday. Will pellets fit between the ramp and the hopper walls?

edit : or under the ramp near the pellet removal hole?
 
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Thanks for sharing. I saw on my camera that fedex delivered mine today too. Will probably install tomorrow or Sunday depending on weather. Planning on some pulled pork Sunday. Will pellets fit between the ramp and the hopper walls?

edit : or under the ramp near the pellet removal hole?
I don’t think so. I have not filled it yet. Getting humid here and I don’t want
the pellets to get soggy. I’ll be cooking sometime this weekend or Monday.
 

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Just installed my hopper ramp. I had run the auger dry yesterday to see what the diminished capacity would be. I just filled it with 20lbs of lumberjack pellets. They seem to have a much smaller size distribution (long vs short) and lest saw dust than the Weber pellets. Hopefully they will work better. Too bad it won't help with the software update we need.
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Just installed my hopper ramp. I had run the auger dry yesterday to see what the diminished capacity would be. I just filled it with 20lbs of lumberjack pellets. They seem to have a much smaller size distribution (long vs short) and lest saw dust than the Weber pellets. Hopefully they will work better. Too bad it won't help with the software update we need. View attachment 467
Awesome info!! Exactly what I wanted to see. How do you like those pellets? Are they worth the cost and how are they performing in your Smokefire?
 

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Just installed my hopper ramp. I had run the auger dry yesterday to see what the diminished capacity would be. I just filled it with 20lbs of lumberjack pellets. They seem to have a much smaller size distribution (long vs short) and lest saw dust than the Weber pellets. Hopefully they will work better. Too bad it won't help with the software update we need. View attachment 467
Thanks for this info. I installed mine in my EX4 but didn’t add any pellets since it was starting to mist. Plan to fill it for pork butt tomorrow.
 
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