Stick Burners Call with Gas Assist
Recently I have been reviewing the successes and problmes with the Meat Mama 3000 (which is a smoker that is patterned off of the Round Style Southern Yankee or Austin National).
The Unit has been LP Plumbed to my 31 foot Funkotorium ( a 31 foot camper where the commissary is in the middle and the smoker is on the front with the sides taken off). For two years now I am always cleaning out the little holes of my log lighter and I am thinking of ripping it out and just making it a portable lighter that I can simply set inside the firebox and remove once the fire is lit. I want Gas assist and a log lighter that stays in there is just dangerous.
I have bought the basic stuff that the Klose, Tejas and Gator pit use and intend to install that on one side. Obviouisly anyone that has seen one of these smokers knows that would be an ineffectual fire starter of the length but great as a GAS ASSIST. With both my orders and the cost of wood going up and my 5 month old already cutting into my sleep I need to go Gas for the middle of the cook.
Question is: who has pictures of how that gas burner contacts the firebox? I see the advertisers pics and see how to secure it but is it aspirating ONLY from the holes in the back? AND IN any of your factory installs, do they have pilots with the sensor? I have a spare sensor and shut off from a turkey fryer but I am concerned that the sensor would be tricked into thinkin it was hot enough due to coals in the firebox.
This is my smoker and the burner I plan to use. Your Thoughts
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Last edited by barbefunkoramaque; 04-03-2011 at 03:35 PM..