warming splits

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by bame, May 27, 2009.

  1. bame

    bame Newbie

    My roommate just bought a blow torch for god knows what and i have been using it to warm and essentially combust my splits. Just wanted to know if this is an acceptable (all be it manly method in my mind) method to get the thin blue smoke?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whatever floats the boat. Just be sure and use caution with anything near that torch.
  4. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    So I don't get carried away with the torch I start charcoal with the torch, then add splits. I also warm them on the firebox before adding them to the fire. I like the torch, but only use it initially.
  5. bame

    bame Newbie

    That's similar to the way I start my chimney (good especially in the rain). My I'm not to experienced with warming the split on the sfb. How long should I let it go? Or do I need to wait for smoke?
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yer headed in the right direction[​IMG]

    I am a stick burner and pre-burn all my wood so as to get rid of all the nasties...[​IMG]

    In this:

    and my heat source looks like this:

    But starting with a torch is a good thing too[​IMG] However (IMHO) I'd do away with the charcoal thingy-too many bad smells and taste for me[​IMG]
    Chunks can be started in a chiminey,and added to the smoker in the same manner as the(yuk)coal.And the torch will eliminate the newspaper smoke,just stick it in one of the holes on the bottom.[​IMG]

    Have fun and , SMOKE HAPPY :)-
  7. That torch from HF was the best $20 I've ever spent. It scares the crap out of people.
  8. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got one of those torches this last year. I agree, best money I've spent in a while. I use it to light the lump. Then I set fire to some splits and let them burn outside the fire box until the smoker is up to temp, then I throw them on top. Then I burn the trash, the weeds, wasp nests....and whatever else my inner caveman/pyro wants to "flame on" (as my 7 year old likes to say evertime daddy fires up the torch).

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