Horizontal with small SFB- long smokes

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ddave, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Okay, with my charcoal basket, I can get about 3 hours of good temps. What is the general consensus for keeping the fire going for long smokes on smokers with the smallish fireboxes like the Smoke N Pit or Chargriller Pro? Do you add unlit pieces to the basket or add a lit load from a chimney starter?

    Thanks.

    Dave
     
  2. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Depends on what temps I want to reach. If I'm looking for 200-250, I slide the lit coals towards the smoking chamber and add unlit coals on the intake side. If I'm looking for heat, like 250+, I slide the lit coals to the intake side. It burns hotter, but the burn rate is faster and you'll use more charcoal.
     
  3. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    excellent answer, I couldn't agree more!
     

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