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Well after loads of frustration I finally have discovered the perfect smoker load for me.

A combination of wood pellet stove fuel, cedar shavings, and Kingsford charcol lit with propane torch. Finally a long smoking combo that can be replenished easily and cheap.
 

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I would add to that a spritz of diesel fuel and "fatwood" you can get at any outdoorsy store. and couple of drops of gasoline.
 

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A nuclear powered smoker would interesting. Call it the "Homer Smoker"
 

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Has anyone had luck (or lack thereof) with dry corn cobs. I've got a whole pile of 'em.
 

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I old blue jeans bu then the bee inspector was just here and we used burlap and that worked great too.
 

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"Has anyone had luck (or lack thereof) with dry corn cobs?"

Too rough for me......... I'll stick with TP.
 

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Hey Sundance,

I just bought some of the wood pellets and I'm having a hard time getting them lit. What is your secret?
 

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Paper, cedar shavings, a couple chunks of charcol, and use a propane torch. Once it goes you can easily keep it going indefinatly without scrounging around for sticks, grass, and other debris.
 

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Just use a sprinkling of wood pellets at first. Then gradually add more. After a hour or so I add another chuck of charcol and feed shavings and pellets as needed (not needed too often).

I use the perforated can insert as described on Michael Bush's site. I lite it outside the smoker and use the smoker as a bellows to stoke it. When going good I them insert it into the smoker and have at it.

[ June 06, 2006, 03:45 PM: Message edited by: Sundance ]
 

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I knew a beekeeper that thought that dried cow manure was the perfect smoker fuel. It burns a long time and produces very white cool smoke.
 

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Keeping a smoker lit isn't all about what kind of fuel, although good fuel is helpful, it's about building and maintaining a fire. If you can build a nice fire and control it you understand the principles involved. Fuel, heat, air, coals etc.
 

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*******, many members of the local association here swear by the stuff. But just the same I prefer to take another route, though honestly I often have trouble keeping my smoker lit.
 
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