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 Post subject: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Anybody else own a BSK?

Have problems keeping the fire going for low and slow long cooks. Use Gidgee lump.

Is good for normal roasts like leg of pork or a Turkey:

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Thinking of purchasing an Offset Pit for this reason, to add to the collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:23 pm 
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some relevant data for you :)
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=136

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 Post subject: Re: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Beaver wrote:
some relevant data for you :)
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=136


Thanks for this Beaver, looks like I need to go shopping!

Great info, as ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:40 pm 
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you dont necessarily need a pit controller but you do need to start of with a managable fuel (dense/low ignition rate)
brickets are uniform in shape and dense making them easy to manager with minion method.
the denser/bigger the fuel the easier it is to manage IMO.

the above link alludes to this as even a pit controller can struggle with lump charcoal

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 Post subject: Re: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:17 pm 
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looks like I need to go shopping!
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 Post subject: Re: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:13 pm 
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Kingsthorpedavid wrote:
Anybody else own a BSK?

Have problems keeping the fire going for low and slow long cooks. Use Gidgee lump.

Is good for normal roasts like leg of pork or a Turkey:

Thinking of purchasing an Offset Pit for this reason, to add to the collection.


I use a BSK.
In all the years I used it, I had a problem with a 4 year old bag of Redgum charcoal because it had sucked in moisture from humidity.
Now, I am using gidgee, and the only time I have a problem is after using it because of the huge ash volumes gidgee leaves. Red gum burns clean as a whistle.
Stir the charcoal well and get the ash out, clean the air holes and ash container and she is right as rain.
I use a hair dryer.

I've never used a draft control and I smoke bacon at 150-F.
I just unpacked a draft controller tho, new toy, so I will be playing with it but I have never needed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Steel Keg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:18 pm 
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I use bsk with and without a cyberq wifi. Love it. No issues


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