Originally Posted by sbshaveice
Thanks for the explanation. One last question, what size are your splits? I'm going to try your system of starting with a coal bed and adding splits as needed.
It really depends on the size of your cooker but assuming that you have an average size backyard offset, your splits are going to be about fist size in circumference and from 10 to 12 inches in length. I'm not sure what kinds of box stores that you have near by but you may have luck finding bundles of wood that is already cut to size at a Home Depot or a Lowes. You may also look in a outdoor supply store like Cabella's , Bass Pro Shop or an Academy. I use a lot of oak and at this time of year I will go ahead and get a cord of wood for my fireplace and then just cut and split some down to size for the pit.