The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.

The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php)
-   Q-talk (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   stumps (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152520)

schmitty28 01-27-2013 10:24 PM

stumps
 
how does the charcoal tube work on a stumps does it gravity feed as the smoker needs more fuel or what? just curious seen one loaded up on BBQ pitmasters

javahog2002 01-27-2013 11:05 PM

I am also curious. How does the entire tube of charcoal not burn up ??

Southstar Jeff 01-27-2013 11:46 PM

Yes, the charcoal feeds down via gravity. The top of the chute is closed, so, no air going up, no fire going up.

schmitty28 01-28-2013 12:19 AM

what keeps it all from falling into the firebox or just piling up in one place doesn't seem like it would heat evenly without filling the whole charcoal grate seen the pics of them all over the net but know they work it s a very interesting concept would love to see one in person to get a better understanding how it works

DubfromGA 01-28-2013 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schmitty28 (Post 2344638)
what keeps it all from falling into the firebox or just piling up in one place doesn't seem like it would heat evenly without filling the whole charcoal grate seen the pics of them all over the net but know they work it s a very interesting concept would love to see one in person to get a better understanding how it works



I'm scared to see one in person.....scared I'd really want it bad.


Wife may kill me if I get another grill/smoker/cooking device.

ButtBurner 01-28-2013 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schmitty28 (Post 2344638)
what keeps it all from falling into the firebox or just piling up in one place doesn't seem like it would heat evenly without filling the whole charcoal grate seen the pics of them all over the net but know they work it s a very interesting concept would love to see one in person to get a better understanding how it works

the firebox is very small compared to what you are used to.

I am building a Stumps Clone

see the Stumps site for how it works

www.stumpssmokers.com

javahog2002 01-28-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ButtBurner (Post 2344685)
the firebox is very small compared to what you are used to.

I am building a Stumps Clone

see the Stumps site for how it works

www.stumpssmokers.com


The Stumps site is fairly useless. Lots of expired links.

jonboy 01-28-2013 03:22 PM

If you would like to see how the stumps works,check out the clone build thread from chili.
He has his smoker for sale in the for sale section with a link. Lots of great pics.
jon

Gerrit_Boys 01-28-2013 07:51 PM

The burn area on a gravity smoker is really small. At the bottom of the chute is a grate that keeps the burning coal from falling into the ash pan until it is pretty much burned to ash. There is still enough hot coal falling through to ignite wood chuncks though. Right above the grate is a tube that takes the heat from the burn area to the cooking chamber. There's an airtight lid on the top of the chute to keep the chute full of charcoal from burning up. On my cooker the burning area is 6" x 6" x 4" tall.

schmitty28 01-29-2013 05:04 PM

how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?

Wornslick 01-29-2013 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schmitty28 (Post 2346841)
how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?

Alot of different ways to light one. I fill the chute with unlit lump, place a couple sheets of newspaper in the ash pan. Set the paper on fire, open the top chute door so it acts like a chimney. When the paper is burnt up I empty the ash pan, replace it, close all the doors and open the ball valve. Its going.

Propane torches work good also. Wood chunks go in the ash pan.

Some people pour already lit lump or charcoal down the chute and then fill it with unlit fuel.

jonboy 01-29-2013 05:37 PM

Quote:

The Stumps site is fairly useless. Lots of expired links.
http://www.stumpssmokersforum.com
is the link for stumps smokers.
jon

jonboy 01-29-2013 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schmitty28 (Post 2346841)
how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?

How much charcoal is determined by the size of the chute, the baby doesn't hold as much as the platinum.
They are said to burn about a pound of charcoal per hour. I am sure that the weather affects the amount of charcoal used somewhat but they are insulated.
jon

jonboy 01-29-2013 05:53 PM

Heres a video of stumps smoker being seasoned. You can see a lot of detail in this video.
jon

schmitty28 01-29-2013 08:43 PM

excellent video I want one


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.