Getting Wood Ready to Burn

Sticks on FireboxGetting wood ready to burn in a wood fired smoker or a “stickburner” as we call them,  is a really good trick to know and it is as simple as placing several sticks of wood on top of your firebox.

When you need to add a stick you simply take one off with a pair of gloves or tongs and place the already hot and possibly smoking piece of wood into the firebox. It will burst into flames almost immediately and give you a lot cleaner smoke right from the start.

I like to have an assortment of small and medium sized sticks so I can choose one or the other depending on what I need when the time comes to add some wood to the fire.

Note: Do not leave the smoker unattended in this manner since the wood can very likely burst into flames right on top of the firebox. That is not a bad thing if you are watching it but left alone it could be unsafe especially if you have little ones around who might find it quite interesting.

Comments

  1. Geoff Parker-Dixon says:

    Silly question I know….but are your temperatures in F or C?

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