i've been wanting a lang but what is stopping me is the fact that i am unsure of being able to get a steady supply of fuel wood. so if i can run charcoal in it and add in chunks it would make me more willing to buy this thing. i obviously try to always run straight wood but if needed i would like the option to run charcoal.
can charcoal be used as primary fuel in a lang offset?
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Trying to decide between the 48 or 60.
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Lang has a good video on how to select a smoker, if you haven't watched it, check it out. A comment he made that helped me was (paraphrasing): get a size that will accommodate 90% of your cooking on the main rack. I did that and ended up with a 120 gallon reverse flow smoker, a little larger than a Lang 48 but smaller than a 60.
because i live in the burbs and it can be difficult to find good wood. and if i do it may be green. so in the event of not finding wood that is good or i run out of ready to use wood i would like the option to still use my smoker.
well i have a cord now of mixed variety red oak, oak, ash and other native northeast woods. it is what i use for my fireplace. not sure how food would come out with such a mix. and yes i agree about craigslist but with sandy ripping through here last year there is TONS of free wood if you want to season it. i just don't know which wood would be best and i don't know how to identify the trees.