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Old 05-24-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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Slat, been having start up problems of my own until last cook. I too had been starting with unlit briq as a base (no wood yet) then add lit stuff to make it go. I was ending up with too much fire, same as I think you're getting.

Last cook I started with a lit full chimney of lit lump/briq mix. As soon as I dumped it in added 3 solid fist size hickory chunks on top close it up. Go heat water and load meat on racks. Fill pan with hot water, put racks in smoker, add a split and chimney light to cookin in under and hour no excess heat, no problems.

BTW what do you burn after you get going?
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