BBQ GURU PODCAST... - Page 5 - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > Corporate Administration > General (Non-BBQ) Discussion
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2005, 03:26 PM   #41
BBQ Central College
 
BBQmmm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Wolfe


Man O' Man, I thought I was very pessimistic about the Guru! Geez! I knocked the Guru more than anybody, but after more research and listening to Freds podcast. I believe it will work and it will work well. Keep in mind, if you load the firebox up with logs you are only lighting a portion of the pile, not the entire load at once. The Guru will then light and burn what's necessary, when necessary. So a 12 hour burn could be an overly optimistic burn time, I just don't know until Fred replies to my e-mail. But if I could go 3-4-5 hours without adding a log or monitoring the pit, that would satisfy me.

One point I'd like to make and I'm saying this because I'm the guiltiest of all. If you have never tried a product and don't know anything about a product, (performance, effectiveness, burn time etc.) you shouldn't comment on it in a negative manner. (ie., "It's just not going to happpen for 12 hours"). How do you know?
Listen i burn wood in my offset,do you?I cooked with wood in the boyscouts,I know how wood burns,i tried many a time to extend my burn time,now i'm adding small sticks within every 1/2 hour,i know if i just load up with wood and burn for long periods,which i have, the food will be unedible.
Now if your looking for something to double the burn time it's just not going to happen.
__________________

__________________
I am the auger
BBQmmm is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 04:36 PM   #42
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBQmmm
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Wolfe


Man O' Man, I thought I was very pessimistic about the Guru! Geez! I knocked the Guru more than anybody, but after more research and listening to Freds podcast. I believe it will work and it will work well. Keep in mind, if you load the firebox up with logs you are only lighting a portion of the pile, not the entire load at once. The Guru will then light and burn what's necessary, when necessary. So a 12 hour burn could be an overly optimistic burn time, I just don't know until Fred replies to my e-mail. But if I could go 3-4-5 hours without adding a log or monitoring the pit, that would satisfy me.

One point I'd like to make and I'm saying this because I'm the guiltiest of all. If you have never tried a product and don't know anything about a product, (performance, effectiveness, burn time etc.) you shouldn't comment on it in a negative manner. (ie., "It's just not going to happpen for 12 hours"). How do you know?
Listen i burn wood in my offset,do you?I cooked with wood in the boyscouts,I know how wood burns,i tried many a time to extend my burn time,now i'm adding small sticks within every 1/2 hour,i know if i just load up with wood and burn for long periods,which i have, the food will be unedible.
Now if your looking for something to double the burn time it's just not going to happen.
Yes, I burn wood. I understand what you are saying and what you are thinking about a load of wood, smoldering etc. But from what I understand how the Guru works, the wood will not just be smoldering, it will be burning, so the food will not be sooty. I'm not gonna go round and round about whether the guru will extend the burn time with wood or not, because I'm not positive myself either. But from what I understand, it will........

When you say it's not going to double the burn time, I just gotta ask the question. How do you know, if you haven't tried using a Guru? Not trying to start a debate or argument, but I've learned from my own experiences we all need to be more open minded about things we haven't tried.
__________________

__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 04:54 PM   #43
BBQ Central College
 
BBQmmm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 411
Ok you burn wood,have you noticed how hot the firebox get's?
where oh where are you going to place the wood that's not burning in the firebox at the time?You know once it get's dry in that firebox it's going to explode into flames and your temperature will be up to 2000 + degrees in the firebox.
These fireboxes just ain't big enough period!
Now why would it double your time using charcoal?If your cooking at 225 say,how will you double the burn of charcoal with a Guru?cook at 112.5?
__________________
I am the auger
BBQmmm is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 04:59 PM   #44
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
How about a little clarification here ~ Are we talking about using wood in general in an offset, or loading the firebox up with wood?
 
Old 10-15-2005, 05:03 PM   #45
BBQ Central College
 
BBQmmm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 411
Well if were using a Guru, then we must be loading the firebox with wood and then supposedly walking away for hours.
__________________
I am the auger
BBQmmm is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 05:07 PM   #46
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBQmmm
Ok you burn wood,have you noticed how hot the firebox get's?
where oh where are you going to place the wood that's not burning in the firebox at the time?You know once it get's dry in that firebox it's going to explode into flames and your temperature will be up to 2000 + degrees in the firebox.These fireboxes just ain't big enough period!
Now why would it double your time using charcoal?If your cooking at 225 say,how will you double the burn of charcoal with a Guru?cook at 112.5?
BINGO! With the Guru the pit is basically sealed. The wood will NOT explode into flames as you stated without oxygen. The wood will only burn when the Guru forces air into the pit. Once the fan stops, the flames stop.

Please Guru users, let me know if I am misunderstanding something......
__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #47
BBQ Central College
 
BBQmmm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 411
Wrong!!!!!!!! If your keeping a temperature of 230-270 in the main cooking chamber in an offset,what temperature do you think your firebox is at? I know after awhile the wood that is not burning will be burning just from the heat alone you have to keep your firebox at.
__________________
I am the auger
BBQmmm is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #48
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBQmmm
Well if were using a Guru, then we must be loading the firebox with wood and then supposedly walking away for hours.
Well, not necessarily. I personally watched a guy use a Guru on his offset with a 25CFM blower while feeding it like you usually would ~ Every hour or so. He said he always had problems controlling his temps and the Guru greatly helped him out. His Guru is mounted right behind the top of the adirondack chair in this pic.

 
Old 10-15-2005, 05:17 PM   #49
BBQ Central College
 
BBQmmm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 411
Hmmm every hour or so huh?Well then that sounds like every 45 minutes to me,that can be done with the right size stick,unless your always looking
__________________
I am the auger
BBQmmm is offline  
Old 10-15-2005, 05:17 PM   #50
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Wolfe
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBQmmm
Ok you burn wood,have you noticed how hot the firebox get's?
where oh where are you going to place the wood that's not burning in the firebox at the time?You know once it get's dry in that firebox it's going to explode into flames and your temperature will be up to 2000 + degrees in the firebox.These fireboxes just ain't big enough period!
Now why would it double your time using charcoal?If your cooking at 225 say,how will you double the burn of charcoal with a Guru?cook at 112.5?
BINGO! With the Guru the pit is basically sealed. The wood will NOT explode into flames as you stated without oxygen. The wood will only burn when the Guru forces air into the pit. Once the fan stops, the flames stop.

Please Guru users, let me know if I am misunderstanding something......
Larry, I don't know if you can load it up and have the Guru control the temps without it trying to choke the fire creating creosote. You can with charcoal and lump because of how they fit together in the basket or fire ring in a WSM. With branches and split logs, I just don't know..
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.