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Old 06-19-2007, 11:56 AM
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I have a stupid question.....

Can someone please explain just how a gravity fed smoker works? I get the concept, but I am having a hard time visualizing how this works. I don't have any experience with these types of smokers so I thought I would ask...'

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:32 PM
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I'll give it a shot. First go to Stumps smokers

http://www.stumpssmokers.com/

The fuel box is horizontal. You fill it up with lump charcoal. . At the bottom where you empty the fuel box is a grate where the lump charcoal rests. You light the bottom of the lump and as it burns it drops through the grate and this process continues. You put your split logs or chunks at the very bottom and as the coals burn and drop through the grate, they burn the wood. Stumps gravity fed smokers are supposed to get at 24hr burn on 10lbs of lump. A forget about it cooker. Light it and forget about it. They have a forum over at Stumps. Give em a look see.

I'll always be a stick burner at heart because I think they turn out the best product, but age creeps up on ya and those all nighters ain't as easy as they once were.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:45 PM
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I'll always be a stick burner at heart because I think they turn out the best product, but age creeps up on ya and those all nighters ain't as easy as they once were.
I know what you mean, I'm thinking about investing in a gravity fed smoker or an electric smoker.

Even thought about ordering the smoke generator, and attaching it to my smoker I have now, and also adding an electric oven element with an adjustable temp knob.

That way I could keep the smoker I have now and have all the room I need in the smoke chamber for lots of meat. Most of the electric smokers out there now are small, except for the commercial smokers, which are out of my budget, since I have kids in college.
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Thanx for thr replies guys!

I actually found a short video on the net explaining the stumps smoker and I gotta tell ya, I'm almost sold on that Stumps unit!

Thanx again!

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Old 06-20-2007, 02:49 PM
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I'm gonna one-up how it works. A stumps friend did this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n8AjmNU9hg
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Stump also makes a gravity feed whole hog cooker that is 46" x 6' with three shelves. If the upright version is too small for you.

These are great units. I go to pick up my new custom rig tomorrow from Stumps.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:35 PM
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That's a good video. I'm looking at the GF223 .
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I have a 223 and love it. They are now building a new generation that has some better features, which I didn't think existed, that you may consider purchasing instead. Check out this thread (for new feature pics) from the Stumps site on the Elite:

http://www.stumpssmokers.com/phpBB2/...pic.php?t=1759
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:41 PM
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Well once they figger out how to gravity feed lump I gonna place my order. I dont know anybody who cooks with Kingsford cept members of the minority co-moonity...of which I aint included. Now if Dubja and Teddy get the immigration bill passed I could be

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bigwheel, that is Kingsford's new lump brand. The Stumps takes lump charcoal.
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