The SMF has been great reading, but I could not find any discussion on adding hot coals from a wood stove to get chips in a gas smoker going when they go out. I'm trying to "warm" smoke a 4.5 lb slab of bacon at 140ish. At 20F outside my propane smoker (camp chef 18") holds 140-150F at the lowest setting, but I've had a hell of a time keeping the chips smoking. I know I could find finer wood material, e.g. sawdust, or use a tin foil pack but is there any concern with using a small amount of coals, bright orange and well into the coaling stage of the burn, from my indoor wood stove once in a while to get chips smoking? I only burn hardwoods in my stove (but they could be just about anything found in central OH, mostly ash, oak, and who knows).
Thanks in advance for any helpful comments.