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Old 06-13-2007, 05:12 PM   #11
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This was 4 1/2 hrs with just wood. The wood ash pretty much dissapears. Uncle Bob talked me into briquetts this weekend, I wonder how much different it is.

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:52 PM   #12
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You will be happier with the performance of your cooker if you will use pure charcoal briquettes, lump charcoal, or hardwood coals or a mixture of these, not to mention a better finished product. The fire in the photo above with flaming wood is better suited for fireplaces, campfires etc, rather than inside a BBQ cooker.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:14 PM   #13
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Jeekinz, you might get some better airflow through your SFB if you lay the wood on at 90 degrees to what you have pictured. That's how I do it, and with bigger logs.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #14
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Crash, glancing at mine tonight, if you removed one section of the upper rack for the SFB, and relocated the bolts that support it about 1" lower, you could achieve what you're after. All you need is a hacksaw and a 1/4" drill bit.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:40 PM   #15
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You will be happier with the performance of your cooker if you will use pure charcoal briquettes, lump charcoal, or hardwood coals or a mixture of these, not to mention a better finished product. The fire in the photo above with flaming wood is better suited for fireplaces, campfires etc, rather than inside a BBQ cooker.

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I'll get my first go around with the briquettes Saturday. I let the wood burn down to just about coals and closed the lid. Sort of eliminating having a separate fire box.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:45 PM   #16
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Jeekinz, you might get some better airflow through your SFB if you lay the wood on at 90 degrees to what you have pictured. That's how I do it, and with bigger logs.
I was trying to keep the temperature down and away from the opening of the smoke chamber. The time before this, the fire wanted to be right next to the main chamber resulting in a high temp.

I'm not recommending anything, just stating my trials and errors.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:12 PM   #17
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You will be happier with the performance of your cooker if you will use pure charcoal briquettes, lump charcoal, or hardwood coals or a mixture of these, not to mention a better finished product. The fire in the photo above with flaming wood is better suited for fireplaces, campfires etc, rather than inside a BBQ cooker.

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Sorry,but I disagree here. I have been a stick burner for a while with an offset and am quite satisfied with its perfomance and the flavor I get with wood. Just my .02 .
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:17 AM   #18
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How about this mod?

LP log lighter system.

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