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  1. #1
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    Default Lang owners/stickburner owners

    I have a made a lang clone smoker that i've cooked a few times on. I've tried using nothing but lump charcoal with wood chunks, and i've used nothing but straight wood. It seems that either way, i use a lot of fuel. What has been successful for everyone else? Any help would be appreciated!

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    I have always thought that Lang's use more fuel that a lot of other stick burners.

    I have never owned one, but have cooked on a few.

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    efficiency of the firebox
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    Lefty, all unit IMHO that have the firebox/firechamber on the outside of the cooking chamber, seem to like thier fuel. The heat that comes off the top and sides of the firebox is wasted. The homemade smoker in my sig. has an internal firebox and is very fuel efficient. The one draw back to the internal firebox is a hot spot over the firebox which I have learned to deal with.
    Steve


    1-UDS
    1-Homemade stickburner/ Buela

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    I can attest to the fact the Beulah ( the cooker in Steve's signature) uses less than half the fuel of any offset stickburner I have used.

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    I have been thinking of building an offset using a Fisher wood heater that my father gave me and an old propane tank I have. Maybe I will rethink my plans.
    For every mile of road, there is two miles of ditch!

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    We use and big our smokers with 2 fireboxes built in the end caps of the propane tanks, i am working on one now and will post some pics when i get it done to show how it works, but it uses a lot less fuel then other kinds of smokers i have used

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircleHFarm View Post
    We use and big our smokers with 2 fireboxes built in the end caps of the propane tanks, i am working on one now and will post some pics when i get it done to show how it works, but it uses a lot less fuel then other kinds of smokers i have used
    Hummmmmmm, sounds interesting!!!! pics??????
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    The Langs use a lot of wood. About every 30 min. you need to add another stick to the fire. There's a few reasons, imho that this is the norm. The first is that the fire box is not made of real heavy metal. I believe the Lang uses 1/4 in thickness, I'd have to go out and measure to be sure. Also the fire box is not insulated. You lose a lot of heat thru the metal, that doesn't go into the cooking chamber. If you ever get a chance to put your hands on a Jambo pit, you will be surprised by the firebox. First it is huge inside and out. Second , it's double wall insulated. When it's cooking and up to temp, the outside of the firebox is only warm to the touch.

    Another reason for the lang using more wood than normal, is the thickness of the main chamber. The first and second generations where made out of tanks. The metal was not thick again..A little cold wind sucks a lot of heat off the outside of the pit. This is just my .02
    Have a great day.
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    Is that why you had a blanky on yours at silver lake?





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