Question on tube smoker for long smokes

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by frog1369, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. This is probably a stupid question and I probably have the answer, but when doing long smokes for things like bacon and such with a tube smoker, do you let the tube burn out and start over or just wait until it's near the end, tip it up, add pellets and let it burn back from the capped end?
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I suppose you could do either. The second method would save you the trouble of relighting.
  3. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    If I catch it close to burning out, then I will reload it and let it burn back up.  If not, I light another.  It's easier to do it the first way but I haven't seen that it makes a difference in the smoke - just less labor.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When I do bacon I have found that the 18" tube gets me the 6-8 hours of smoke that I need. I smoke till it's gone rest the bacon over night in the fridge then do it again the next day. I typically do 18-24 hours if smoke over several days.
  5. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I reload and let it burn back if i catch it in time.

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