Hijacking not intended:
Speaking of the Woodman smoker, my sister recently bought me one at an estate auction along with two older helmets (pressed cardboard) and two veils (Los Angeles Honey Company). The woodman smoker is in great shape and I lit her up yesterday and she worked great, but then I was a boy scout and can build an awesome fire. I want to keep my Woodman in good shape, so what can I dress the bellows with to keep it from dry rotting? I cleaned out the creosote (was a lot) with a torch to keep it from going flamethrower on me.
I just received my new 10" Dadant smoker w/shield and had a question as customer service has not answered by email. The old Woodman blows twice more air than the new version. I noticed the Woodman bellows air hole is centered and blows directly into the smoker body, but on the new smoker the bellows air hole is drilled higher up and blows right on the edge of the air intake in the smoker body. It seems that half of the air volume is lost by not making it inside the canister. Do I have a lemon or they all drilled off center now?
Originally Posted by jim lyon
First Hives in Spring 2014, USDA Zone 5b; Elevation 4603