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  1. #1
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    Default stick burner vs. SFB

    what is the difference ?
    just size ? mine appears to be a SFB by the pictures i am seeing but it I can fit cut logs in, which is all I use.

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    I take it by "SFB," you mean side fire box. As for the stick burner thing, this refers to the type of fuel used, in this case logs or splits (sticks). See the pic below. As for the confuguration, I believe that most stick burners have a side fire box. Also, many cookers like the Bandera, BSKD, and others allow you to use charcoal and sticks.

    Personally, I like a stick burner as I am a pyro at heart! The others cook very well, but personally I believe that there is no better Q than that cooked over a hardwood fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmayeux View Post
    I take it by "SFB," you mean side fire box. As for the stick burner thing, this refers to the type of fuel used, in this case logs or splits (sticks). See the pic below. As for the confuguration, I believe that most stick burners have a side fire box. Also, many cookers like the Bandera, BSKD, and others allow you to use charcoal and sticks.

    Personally, I like a stick burner as I am a pyro at heart! The others cook very well, but personally I believe that there is no better Q than that cooked over a hardwood fire.

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    In actuality, a lot of comp cookers use charcoal to fuel their stickburners. It's a little easier to regulate the burn on overnight cooks, however, a lot of offsets (SFB) just really don't have a big enough fire box to burn totally on a hardwood fire.

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    I have a smokin pro with an SFB. I run part lump charcoal and split wood.Works for me. JT

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    My son does exactly the same and it works great. Do you hang theash catcher upside down and use it as a heat baffle as well? He also uses what is supposed to be the SFB cooking grate for a fire grate in order to improve air flow and heat travel. Do you do that too?

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    I do agree that there is a lot of grey area, and I have used charcoal in my stick burner, and splits in my BSKD. I guess the point is that "stick burner" refers to fuel, and "SFB" refers to design.
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    You burn your fuel in your side fire box.(yes design)

    People usually refer a "stick burner" as to size of the smoker itself. As to residential backyard smokers(charcoal), to more mobile and commercial size(stick burner)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmayeux View Post
    I do agree that there is a lot of grey area, and I have used charcoal in my stick burner, and splits in my BSKD. I guess the point is that "stick burner" refers to fuel, and "SFB" refers to design.
    I think actually SFB (side fire box) refers to an optional accessory for a Chargriller grill. Offset smoker would refer to the design. And I agree, stickburner does refer to the fuel, but also a smoker that is designed to fuel totally with logs.

    Quote Originally Posted by glued2it View Post
    You burn your fuel in your side fire box.(yes design)

    People usually refer a "stick burner" as to size of the smoker itself. As to residential backyard smokers(charcoal), to more mobile and commercial size(stick burner)

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    I love this smoker I made at school where I teach welding it will handle anything you throw at it made out of 1/2' metal

    this is my first pic hope i did it right

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