Originally Posted by stephan
The first pic is how I start then I keep it at the burned down size. This size fire will keep my smoker temp between 225-275 degrees depending on how you handle the air flow.
my firebox looks the same. however mine came with the bottom grate turned over the other way, so those 2 metal strips are facing up. that way you can lay the splits over them so they keep the splits off the bottom and from smothering (at least thats what i thought)...