Originally Posted by Alan in Ga
I pick up my pit tomorrow and it has gas assist in the fire box also do the same rules apply Donnie
Well as you all know my Meat Mama 300 has a gas assist but that long firebox.... I often use it to start the pit of course... I usually place a bag of charcoal against the starter and lay more in a two inch bed across the rest of the grate so it burns along as I go. Then I pile wood on top of the coal pile and keep slanting wood as I go away from the gas assist.
The Brazos does not have a gas assist and it has a quite ****ty (not original) firebox. But the oil and paper candle is a great and quick way to start the pit. It really is set and forget.