well, at first I needed the gas for extra insurance overnight on the funkotorium when it was like maybe 10 degrees outside (not a prob on Texas).
It is GREAT for lighting coals. From time to time I use it when I go to bed (rare I bbq when I sleep now that I am in school). It will only keep the oven at about 250 if I close one vent up top. So if I have it coupled with the stoker and a few logs I can set it at the 270 range with a load of wood and good coals in there at 11PM. I can see the Stoker log in bed so I know whats up. The Pit settles to about 250 about 5am and I wake up to an empty tank and an alarm when the pit dips quickly at around 7 AM.
Like I said, I never have a reason to do that now.
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