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Recent content by jbellard

  1. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    Definitely only use cooking woods to get it going.
  2. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    I would bring it down another inch the entire way around the bottom. Will help with the air flow for sure. I guess you use whatever is cheaper to get your fire going. I have an abundance of free wood (which I know is a blessing). Actually got a free half cord of post oak that is dry this...
  3. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    Here’s the size of mine and mine draws perfectly. I had some grating and had a guy tack some expanded metal to it. Let’s the ash fall through but allows a coal bed to form. also, get a weed burner, will get your fire going in 5 min and you don’t have to buy charcoal. You can also make a couple...
  4. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    Very nice rig. Others will be able to give you the exact measurements on this but just from looking at it, it seems that the hole from firebox to cook chamber is quite a bit too small and that will definitely affect the draw and how wood burns.
  5. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    Sometimes if they are too big it will give an error but sometimes it’s just the server. Either way try again because having pics will help out a ton.
  6. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    You should take pics of your smoker including of the firebox, inside and out so the guys here can help you get this squared away ASAP. Nothing more annoying than a stickburner that don’t burn cleanly!
  7. jbellard

    I seriously suck at fire management. Someone please give me some tips

    Sounds like you aren’t getting good air flow. Try taking some bricks and put a grate on top of them then build your fire on there. as far as smoke flavor, you burn a good clean fire and get the thin blue to even clear smoke, and you’ll have the perfect smoke flavor. that airflow issue got you...
  8. jbellard

    need a new sausage stuffer

    I just bought the 11lb Hakka for around $143 on Amazon. Only second time stuffing sausage, (first time I used the grinder to stuff and it took me 2.5 hrs for 12lbs go sausage. With the Hakka, stuffing took me 20 min to stuff 12lbs this go around. Toughest thing was cleaning up the mess I had...
  9. jbellard

    Beef Short Ribs!!!

    I used my weber gas grill with my amazn smoke tube with some pecan/oak pellets and let it go until IT hit about 197 and was probe tender.
  10. jbellard

    Beef Short Ribs!!!

    Thanks! I was very surprised to find them but our Walmart has been carrying them for awhile now. Choice beef short ribs. It’s a beautiful thing!
  11. jbellard

    Beef Short Ribs!!!

    Thanks fellas! It was a great find and they were pretty good eatin’!
  12. jbellard

    Beef Short Ribs!!!

    Thanks guys!
  13. jbellard

    Beef Short Ribs!!!

    Look what I smoked today. Got from Walmart for only $8 cause they were gonna throw it away but couldn’t give it to me. Regular price $27 Smoked until 197 and then pulled. They were amazing. Enjoy! Was hoping to smoke on the stickburner but bad storms here today left me using the weber and the...
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