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Unread 10-26-2003, 05:06 PM   #16
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The ones that use your car jack to split. Anyone ever seen one??
Never saw one of those that use your car jack. I have an actual splitter. Can't get along without it. My neighbors get more use from it than I do, but the favors keep racking up. Of course I have a wood burner and a fireplace to keep going if I choose too, so I cut and split tons of wood every year.
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Heres the mini splitters i was talking about. there is also one that hooks to a compressor. I like splittin wood manually with a maul and saw.. find it relaxing...... but some logs are just too damn thick or stubborn and this thing will come in handy for those big ones. They aint all that expensive.

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Unread 01-26-2007, 10:59 AM   #18
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Heres the mini splitters i was talking about. there is also one that hooks to a compressor. I like splittin wood manually with a maul and saw.. find it relaxing...... but some logs are just too damn thick or stubborn and this thing will come in handy for those big ones. They aint all that expensive.

http://www.minisplitter.com/
You still using this thing Phil?

I'm thinking of getting one for those days when I feel "not so fresh"....
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You still using this thing Phil?

I'm thinking of getting one for those days when I feel "not so fresh"....
Hmmmm.... interesting! I almost bought that last summer but went with an electric splitter you can see here. It is ok, but it has limitations on the size logs that can be split both length and width. I was hoping for a little more umph. Kinda wish I shelled out more dough and got a splitter in the 12 ton capacity and gas powered.
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Stick Burners Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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For those knarly hard to split logs I keep a stack of small photocopies of my boss' face to place on the end of the log. Ex-wife pics provide a similar euphoria. Tearout your favorite politician's pic from a newspaper to use when u'r in a pinch out camping.
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Default Alternative uses for wood "wheels"

Take about a 3" diameter limb, cut it to the length of a toilet paper roll and drill a 1" hole in the middle and presto!

Permanent toilet paper.

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I like seasoned (at least a year old) cherry "wheels", quartered, and soaked in clean water. This tends to burn cleaner and does not seem to over darken meat like "green" cherry seems to, while still giving the flavor that we love. Make sure you get rid of as much bark as possible...whatever the wood. I will usually add my 1/4's to a hot pit on top of a good fire of lump a few pieces at a time.
I also make sure that things are burning completely before choking the pit down to take a nap. Cherry is awsome, but you have to be careful not to over smoke. Like anything that takes work--results can be amazing!
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I also cook with all wood in my Bandera. I don't start the fire with coal, though. I open the firebox top, and twist a few pages of newsprint tightlyand set those in a bunch. I split some dry cedar plank down into kindling maybe 8" long, and form those into a tepee over the paper. Then I take 3-4 splits and form those into a tepee over the kindling. My splits tend to stick out above the top of the firebox. Then I light 'er up. I let it get going, then I shut the firebox lid. Oh, *that's* why the Bandera firebox lid is domed! :-) Yup, it fits down over your tepee. It usually takes about 45 minutes to thoroughly preheat a Bandera. I am also a fan of small hot fires. The key to a small hot fire is bone dry splits. If your wood isn't real dry, you'd better have some lump around to keep things going.

Also, the Bandera eats firewood. I generally add a split every 30 minutes, sometimes two. Say 3 splits per hour.

There's nothing in this world like having a neighbor who owns a log splitter. :-)

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Hmmmm.... interesting! I almost bought that last summer but went with an electric splitter you can see here. It is ok, but it has limitations on the size logs that can be split both length and width. I was hoping for a little more umph. Kinda wish I shelled out more dough and got a splitter in the 12 ton capacity and gas powered.



I think I did a month later, lol!
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I think I found a picture of Phil and his wheel...




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some stuff i read in the last 2 posts above..


yankee gator.. Curious.. why are you soaking the wood? IMO, Wet wood produces steam and causes the wood to smolder instead of burn clean.

SeattlePitBoss.. Cedar is a conifer(Softwood) similar to pine and fir. When burning softwoods in your pit, you risk releasing tarry resins which can stick to the seasoning(ont he steel), and/or pit the steel and embed an offtaste in your cooker. Using a cedar pland to cook on is one thing, but to burn it in the pit is like burning pine. Something to avoid.
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Unread 09-08-2009, 10:48 AM   #28
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Heck,yes!!!
I've been promoting wood for fuel for a long time...
I do as BBQCHEF33- warm the wood on top of my firebox. at the present I am using my Tejas to cook on and being a larger pit , takes wood very easily.I also have a 16" NewBraunsfeld RedRiver, about 30"long with a side firebox and use wood in it also. I simply cut the splits down to a smaller size and preheat.
I've helped several other Brethern to go wood(if I may,buddy,Gary) is very happy with the primer I sent him. He loves the change(Ithink???).LOL
However, as 33 states, go for charcoal and chunk first. Then as you get secure, make the jump.
I care not what others say, the taste of wood can not be duplicated. Artificial heat(charcoal) is (IMO) a danger to the environment, with all the Petrochemicals used to produce some of it!!!!!
The cost differential is amazing, I pay $55. for a P/U load delivered. It contains Cherry,Oak,Maple,Hickory and Apple. All good, and all 16" splits.They are easy to split smaller and my saws do the other cuts.
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Heck,yes!!!
I've been promoting wood for fuel for a long time...

Even a Brinkman can be run on wood, I do it all the time!!
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I have been using all wood (90% - as I do use lump for a base, and to reheat the fire when needed) in my brinkmann SNPP for years with great success. I do however use a preburner (taking the raw wood to embers).

Advantages to this method:
1. Tones down the smoke a bit.
2. It also gives me the advantage of being able to use less than seasoned wood
3. Any gasses or other non healthy stuff in the wood (possible creosote, etc.) gets mostly removed during preburn.
4. I can throw bark, and all in the preburner, as all I put in the brinkmann is preburnt embers.
5. i don't have to worry about what kind of potentially unhealthy binders the charcaol mfg.s put in their charcoal

Disadvantages:
1. It adds another step in the BBQ process.
2. You do have to babysit the smoker, and add fuel regularly.

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With every new post I read I realize how new to this I am. I have been using Kingsford with some chunks on top and thought my stuff was turning out awesome. Little did I know.
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