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Unread 01-27-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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how does the charcoal tube work on a stumps does it gravity feed as the smoker needs more fuel or what? just curious seen one loaded up on BBQ pitmasters
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I am also curious. How does the entire tube of charcoal not burn up ??
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Yes, the charcoal feeds down via gravity. The top of the chute is closed, so, no air going up, no fire going up.
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what keeps it all from falling into the firebox or just piling up in one place doesn't seem like it would heat evenly without filling the whole charcoal grate seen the pics of them all over the net but know they work it s a very interesting concept would love to see one in person to get a better understanding how it works
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what keeps it all from falling into the firebox or just piling up in one place doesn't seem like it would heat evenly without filling the whole charcoal grate seen the pics of them all over the net but know they work it s a very interesting concept would love to see one in person to get a better understanding how it works


I'm scared to see one in person.....scared I'd really want it bad.


Wife may kill me if I get another grill/smoker/cooking device.
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what keeps it all from falling into the firebox or just piling up in one place doesn't seem like it would heat evenly without filling the whole charcoal grate seen the pics of them all over the net but know they work it s a very interesting concept would love to see one in person to get a better understanding how it works
the firebox is very small compared to what you are used to.

I am building a Stumps Clone

see the Stumps site for how it works

www.stumpssmokers.com
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the firebox is very small compared to what you are used to.

I am building a Stumps Clone

see the Stumps site for how it works

www.stumpssmokers.com

The Stumps site is fairly useless. Lots of expired links.
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If you would like to see how the stumps works,check out the clone build thread from chili.
He has his smoker for sale in the for sale section with a link. Lots of great pics.
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The burn area on a gravity smoker is really small. At the bottom of the chute is a grate that keeps the burning coal from falling into the ash pan until it is pretty much burned to ash. There is still enough hot coal falling through to ignite wood chuncks though. Right above the grate is a tube that takes the heat from the burn area to the cooking chamber. There's an airtight lid on the top of the chute to keep the chute full of charcoal from burning up. On my cooker the burning area is 6" x 6" x 4" tall.
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how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?
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how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?
Alot of different ways to light one. I fill the chute with unlit lump, place a couple sheets of newspaper in the ash pan. Set the paper on fire, open the top chute door so it acts like a chimney. When the paper is burnt up I empty the ash pan, replace it, close all the doors and open the ball valve. Its going.

Propane torches work good also. Wood chunks go in the ash pan.

Some people pour already lit lump or charcoal down the chute and then fill it with unlit fuel.
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The Stumps site is fairly useless. Lots of expired links.
http://www.stumpssmokersforum.com
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how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?
How much charcoal is determined by the size of the chute, the baby doesn't hold as much as the platinum.
They are said to burn about a pound of charcoal per hour. I am sure that the weather affects the amount of charcoal used somewhat but they are insulated.
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Heres a video of stumps smoker being seasoned. You can see a lot of detail in this video.
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excellent video I want one
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