Originally Posted by Smokin' D
I recently got a stick burner, Lang 48, and I agree with you on the smoke flavor. All of my other cookers use lump charcoal so the comparison is easy. The lighter smoke flavor of the stick burner is counter intuitive but is explained by the fact that there is more air flowing through the cook chamber and a flaming and clean burning small fire in the firebox. Charcoal cookers rely on restricted air flow and have a smoldering fire so the smoke, while thin and blue, is a bit heavier than in a stick burner.
Interesting. Good to know. I am now wanting to convert all my cookers to stick burners haha or at least stop usingg the minion method and see what results i get. That way the fire is always hot when it is dumped from the chimney. Haha.