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Old 05-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Need help starting Fire

So I just bought a "new" used wood smoker. Up until this point i have been using my MES 30 and have loved that I thought that i would like to try a Wood smoker. So i found one on craigslist and picked it up for $60. So now i need to learn how to use this. I have looked through the history on the forum to find out what would be best and I seem to be at a loss as to what would be the best way to start the fire up and get the heat going. I was trying to get it heated up today to clean it out and then get the idea how the best to regulate the heat.

So all I used was some wood chunks a few chips and firestarter. That really didn't seem to work that great. So what I am wondering is......

1) what i did was perfect just need to use more firestarter and wood to get.
2) I should use charcoal and get it going until it is started to be coals and ashing then add the wood chucks.
3) or.......

This is a New Braunfels Smoker Black Diamond used smoker
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