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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patruns wrote:
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That was one of my first thoughts, too Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

SimonSmokes - A lot of good suggestions here. For my $.02, a gas burner under the chimney, cranked up on high, would get the coals burning quicker. Are you using lump or briquettes?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I do, works excellent! Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree to the point that most of the smoke is from stating up the chimney compared to the UDS purring along with no smoke.
My solution was to use the weed burner to light the basket down in the drum. This preheats the drum and burns off the smoke before it can become smoke.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SmokIan wrote:
Jarhead wrote:
mactoo wrote:
Grab a small sized propane torch from your local hardware store. It will light your coals up quick and clean.

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The Key is to light the charcoal quickly & cleanly to minimize smoke. electric lighters will still smoke as they will smolder for quite a while before igniting. Try the propane torch method, they are pretty cheap & will light charcoal pretty quickly.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you just move the smoker away from her window?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pafisher wrote:
can you just move the smoker away from her window?


I suggest her living room... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10 11 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally forgot about this nice tip:

For the chimney starter coals, using the leftovers from my charcoal basket of the UDS is a fabulous smoke-free method. Since the briquettes are pre-partly ashed over, or unburnt but cooked, they light up with virtually no smoke at all. The papers I use to ignite the coals throws more smoke than the coals themselves.
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