burn barrel users

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dmack, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    Question for any of you offset smokers that use burn barrels-do you have any tricks you use to keep from getting a lot of ash as you add the embers to the firebox? I started with a basket of unlit lump. As my apple began to burn I have been adding the embers to the basket. I just hate the ash the wood is generating and I seem to be smothering the fire in the box. Any suggestions?

    dmack
     
  2. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    An expanded metal basket sitting on a couple of fire bricks will help tremendously. The ash will fall away and the wood will burn cleanly. Plus with a handle on the basket you can then just lift out the coals and dump them easily into your firebox.
     
  3. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    Of course. Don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks.

    dmack
     

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