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Old 04-24-2014, 05:45 PM   #44
matadorbait
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Join Date: 02-18-14
Location: mountain view, california
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Thanks everyone for your ideas. I hope there will be some experiments this weekend (I just whiled away a 2 hour meeting with my boss doodle-ing new firebox designs). I'm going to try loading up my insulated FB with a top-down fire and air-intake near the top of the FB. The insulation and high intake should help reduce creosote, since clearly a 6 hour burn of thick white is not the goal.

IF this method gassifies for the first few hours (and thus converts the wood to charcoal), that's fine--I don't need smoke in the second half of the cook anyway.

I also have a 'rocket stove' type idea for a downdraft firebox, but its a bit radical and will wait for next month.
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