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Old 01-25-2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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Taking a good look at the picture, that's exactly what I made.

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Old 01-26-2009, 07:44 AM   #12
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I have used a similar basket (expanded metal) and fire bricks.
I like the firebricks because they are easy to move and try different configurations.
It seems that the s pattern with fire starting in back of pit burns best for me.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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I have used a similar basket (expanded metal) and fire bricks.
I like the firebricks because they are easy to move and try different configurations.
It seems that the s pattern with fire starting in back of pit burns best for me.
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Which end do you consider the back of the pit? Direction seems to change from Pit Master to Pit Master.

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Old 01-26-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
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Do those different chambers light them selfs from the previous chamber or do you have to light them at various times yourself?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:54 PM   #15
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In my experience with ole Grandad I would make a pile then place a couple of coals single file to another pile. Kinda like big pile then single file stepping stones touching, then another big pile. And continue till you run out of room.

The big piles will burn down and light the edge of the stepping stone which will then migrate to the next big pile, and so on.

That is the only way I can hold temps below 300 in that old leaky SOB but it works for a long slow cook. You can even add a chunk of wood on the stepping stone parts to generate a new souce of smoke each time it migrates to another pile.

You just got to play with the size of the pile for your pit and the temps you want to hold.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #16
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Well that is cute. Thanks for sharing. I bet that be just the ticket on any of the upright insulated cookers..BWS etc. Course I dont like the idear of that Kingsford busting off from an unlit state too much. That stuff burns purty nasty when it first gets going ya know? As does some lump B&B to be eggxact. Now I would not be skeered to fill them little cubicles up with Ozark Oak in the least. It smells sorta odd when it first catches but thats about as far as it goes. Make a person chunk rocks at Briquettes.

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I think what you're talking about is a maze. Several pit makers offer them. Check the Klose site, I know he builds them for his offset smokers or they are easy to make if you can do a little welding. I have made a couple for my pits. Here's one for a Spicewine..........

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Old 01-27-2009, 07:27 AM   #17
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The back of pit, i should have said, start the fire away from the fire door.
When i have started the fire by the door the fire burned faster. I guess the air flow pushed the fire thru the charcoal, instead of it burning toward the air.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx00 (fire starts here)
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x......................... fire brick
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........................x firebrick
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I dont have a picture. But that is how is working best for me.
Spaces are firebricks standing on edge
I have not used three bricks yet, but it might work to have less charcoal burning at a time.
I think that i will try the new kingsfork lump briq and see what type of burn time i get.
I havent seen it in stores yet.
i had to add dots to get spacing right. Not sure why...
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:24 PM   #18
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Thanks Jonboy,

I can see it very clearly now. I'll let you know how it goes in the Joe.

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