How to Build a Fire in the Firebox

In "How to build a fire" we will discuss the proper procedures for building and maintaining a fire in your wood smoker. I grew up building fires since we always warmed our house in the winter with wood and one of my chores was to build a fire in the den each morning. The same techniques are used when building a fire in your smoker however you may not need to use … [Read more...]

The Best Alternative – A Wood Smoker


A wood smoker is and will forever be the best way to smoke food. There is a bit of a learning curve if you are used to using a charcoal, gas or electric smoker but the results are worth the time and effort you put into learning this fine art. I think the biggest mistake pitmasters make in using a wood burning smoker is in building too big of a fire. I have always recommended … [Read more...]