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Lemans

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Wood only
« on: February 04, 2017, 11:48:34 AM »
Has anyone used wood only? No lump no charcoal
At all ! I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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TheDude

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Re: Wood only
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 11:58:55 AM »
Would take a lot of tending. I would also imagine more ash than it can handle.
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MINIgrillin

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Re: Wood only
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 12:35:05 PM »
I don't think you'll be able to get enough air in there to get a good burn with the wood. I think it would be a creosote engine.
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MacEggs

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Re: Wood only
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 01:41:25 PM »
Has anyone used wood only? No lump no charcoal
At all ! I don't see why it wouldn't work.


My kettle fire pit uses only wood . So, yes, it works.   :D :D

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/kettle-fire-pit/


Oooops, sorry . Your question is for WSMs I gotta lay off the whiskey before posting.   ??? :D ;)

@Lemans , why not give it a go and report back to us with your experience.  Don't know if you don't try.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 01:48:33 PM by MacEggs »
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Harbormaster

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Re: Wood only
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 04:35:31 PM »
Keep in mind that the WSM is designed to be a charcoal smoker, not a stick burner.
I agree that there probably isn't enough air flow to burn sticks, but no reason not to try.
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Re: Wood only
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 03:21:39 PM »
Keep in mind that the WSM is designed to be a charcoal smoker, not a stick burner.
I agree that there probably isn't enough air flow to burn sticks, but no reason not to try.

this would be an interesting thing to test. You can also use a OT base with the WSM midsection and top for more airflow.
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SmokenJoe

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Re: Wood only
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 08:39:43 PM »
@Lemans  Many ATC's use a small fan to excite the charcoal within the pit.   You should be able to use the same arrangement to circulate as much air as you want to keep a wood fire glowing even w/o the temp probe part of the equation ???

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MrHoss

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Re: Wood only
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 01:58:00 PM »
Do it....and see if you can get the outside wall of the middle section to glow red:

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