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Old 02-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default First cook on BWS Extended Party, need advice

Sunday I unveiled my brand new BWS Extended party and although the ribs looked nice, they had a bit too much smoke. For those of you who have one how much wood do you use and what size( how do you guys arrange it in the firebox) ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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6 chunks. I light the front right corner and the guru is on the rear left. Seems to be working fine
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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That's about what I do. I don't have an extended Party so I'm using 4 chunks. It seems like it would work out about the same.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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4 chucks in my extended party
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Why do you light the corner away from the Guru???

I use 6 chunks and move the smoke stack cover over half way.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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about the same as what I do but since th ewood chunks i use are larger than that I use probably 3-4
one difference is I dont use Kingsford briquettes. Strictly lump charcoal (Royal Oak normally)
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Why do you light the corner away from the Guru???

I use 6 chunks and move the smoke stack cover over half way.
Because of how the door opens, it made more send to have my guru on the left side. I run dry and my first couple cooks I was way hotter in the back of the g2 than the front. I tried lighting the front opposite corner and my heat balanced much better. Seems to work just fine.
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Because of how the door opens, it made more send to have my guru on the left side.
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I run dry and my first couple cooks I was way hotter in the back of the g2 than the front. I tried lighting the front opposite corner and my heat balanced much better. Seems to work just fine.
Thanks for sharing that. I have my Guru on the right and I light the left front.
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That pic was great, thanks. But how are you lighting the bed of charcoal? Are you using a starter and dumping them on top of the bed? Also has anyone tried lighting the back and letting the fire burn forward?
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I'm using 2 weber cubes in the ash pan under the front corner prob 3" in from the corner. I think 1 cube works just as well
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Do the cubes impart any flavor on the meat negatively like lighter fluid?
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Nope, but the cube should be burned out long before you put the meat it. I let the starter cube burn with the fire box door open and then close it and let the Party come up to temp before putting the meat in.
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Do the cubes impart any flavor on the meat negatively like lighter fluid?

Nada, flavor imparted. I light the back left corner by the Stoker. I use cubes, chimney or a weed burner. 4-6 chunks depending on chunk size, cook times, meats, etc. Bigger meats get six.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #14
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I really appreciate this guys. Where do guys pick up these cubes?
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Know of several cooks that use 3-4 chunks which are only 1-1/2" square in a Backwoods Fatboys for duration of cook
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