Hi All My 1st try with wood splits/White Birch from HD, worked pretty good. Yesterday I started with a basket 1/2 full with Kingsford Blue & Royal Oak lump. When the basket got down 1/2 full I added a two cherry splits 12" x 3", could NOT keep them lit. They would burn/fire with the firebox lid open , but when closed they would just smother.. I tried going to back to the white birch that I used the last time with the same results..Also was getting lots of white billowing smoke.I'm thinking that for some reason there wasn't enough oxygen to keep the splits on fire.I had the vent door wide open. thought that might help. The splits were heated up on the firebox lid.
Temps were anywhere form 225-300. Ribs came very black looking, using the 3-2-1 way.
What could have gone wrong with the splits not catching on fire? Last time with the white birch I had a nice "clean" fire.
Edited by DanBono - 9/2/14 at 2:25pm