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 Post subject: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 20th, 2015, 2:44 pm 
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During your cook does anyone shake/bang the ash grate to get embers to fall onto the smoking wood chunks in the bottom chamber of their gravity fed Stumps? I generally bang the grate with my gloved hand when I add chunks to my Baby XL. Does this interfere with the proper burning of the charcoal in the gravity chute? I started doing this to ensure that there was no bridging of the charcoal. Should I just let the embers fall naturally?

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 20th, 2015, 8:01 pm 
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I shake it when I first add my wood. From there I just add wood and shut the door.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 21st, 2015, 6:55 am 
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I have been shak'in the grate to fire up the smoking wood. I'll try letting it do it's own thing!

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 25th, 2015, 10:26 am 
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When adding more wood chunks, I often give it a few love taps to the grate so the ashes will fall down. Just be careful shaking the grate as not to get a piece of wood or charcoal hung where the grate will not fit back in place. It could be a disaster for a few minutes it you happened to slide the grate to far forward. Keep Smoking.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 25th, 2015, 10:48 am 
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I generally can bang it up and down and get the ashes/hot embers to fall down on to the added wood chunks. This way there is no chance of it coming out or getting pieces jamed between it so it will not go back in its proper place.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 29th, 2015, 2:36 pm 
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I just tap it "up" with a hammer once or twice and go on my way. TAP, not hit.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: January 29th, 2015, 3:04 pm 
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That's what I do with my gloved hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: February 4th, 2015, 1:18 pm 
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I'm a tapper.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: February 9th, 2015, 8:47 pm 
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I'm a foot tapper. Generally takes a couple good taps and that's it.

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 Post subject: Re: Shaking the ash grate
PostPosted: February 10th, 2015, 7:02 am 
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Do you "foot tap" each time you add your smoking wood ?

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