Stainless Steel Downdraft for Rec Tec RT-680 and the NEW RT-700
- helps hold more Smoke & Heat in the chamber
- helps reduce pellet consumption
- helps even temperatures across the grill
- Quicker Start Up to Temperature
Easy 5-minute installation (instructions & mounting hardware included)
A few have asked, "Why does this model cost more?"
- In staying with the design of your RecTec,
- (2) longer Stainless Steel Button Head cap screws,
these match the other cap screws on your RecTec
for the Downdraft to the Chimney Flange
- (4) Stainless Steel Washers
- (2) Steel Spacers, to provide strength
- (2) KEPS brand Stainless Steel Toothed Locking Nuts
Optional SmokerBox attachment may require longer bolts (not provided)
No permanent modification to the grill
Easy to remove for cleaning
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Posted by Frosty 1 on Jan 16th 2019
Yes it was worth it! I have used it for about 6 months in warm weather and in Wisconsin winters and it has made a world of difference. I was always trying to get more and better smoke on my REC TEC 680. Nothing did as good of a job as the down draft. Quality, easy to install, more smoke, and less pellets-just like everyone else. I like a lot of smoke without over smoking and getting the bitter ashy taste. It definitely did the job.
Posted by Scott Anderson on Sep 13th 2018
Works just like it should. I was considering building something similar on my own but did some searching and found this. well worth the improvement. Makes the smoke hold much lower by the grates.
Posted by David King on Aug 14th 2018
This thing saves a TON of pellets. The grill heats up much faster and keeps the heat more constant and steady. Smoke ring is much better with it and I get a good smoky flavor on low heat. I tried the REC TEC with it and without and I have no doubt this is well worth having.
Posted by john w on Jul 5th 2018
Buy it! You won’t regret it.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 13th 2017
Allows you to smoke your meats in less time while retaining heat and more smoke. I now have them on both of my RT 680's.
Posted by Harold on Jun 14th 2017
I am glad I got the downdraft for my Rec Tec 680. Great craftsmanship on the stainless. I could tell a difference on my first cook. The pit definitely retains more smoke. Every time I open my lid, a large cloud of smoke rolls out, just like in my stick burner. I would definitely recommend this upgrade. Don was extremely nice and patiently answered all my questions. Install took less than five minutes. It is easier if you have and extra set of hand hold the smokestsck for you. Beginner level project. I have no regrets with this purchase.
Posted by AndyW on Jun 5th 2017
I'll start with the good. The quality is great. Solid stainless steel. Perfect fit, easy install, and looked great. Unfortunately...
In my new Rec Tec 680 this downdraft gave me 30-50º temperature swings between smoker set point and the actual grate level temps. I ran several tests with and without food in the smoker, and with and without the Godke Downdraft installed. I had the smoker set at 225º, and my temperate monitoring was done with the RT680 probe as well as two ambient temp probes connected to a Fireboard. The left side of the grill ran around 10º cooler than the set point, and the right side where the downdraft was installed ran between 30-50º higher than the 225º set point. I know I'm the minority here, but the results are real. Here's a full thread on the discussion with lots of pics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/942243535849328/permalink/1527216124018730/
Posted by Unknown on May 26th 2017
Pit warms up faster and maintains the heat and smoke. I can smoke hotter, but with more smoke
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