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Old 12-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #9
Babbling Farker

Join Date: 12-18-12
Location: Dearborn Mi, Manton Mi

Originally Posted by peeps View Post
Well there ya go! Earl's configuration is a bit different than most traditional offsets, so I never had to hunt for a method to help retain the heat when preheating splits.

On Earl, I have a solid plate in my grill-top area under the firebox lid when I am just gonna be smoking and I put them under the lid on that plate. If I'm not using the plate and have the grill-top grate in place, I stick them off to one side of the grate under the lid.
actually my firebox is big enough so I just put a split in it on the other side of the fire a few minutes before adding it and it heats up real good.

I started doing this when I forgot to put them on the firebox lid
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