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Straight White Oak?

Can I skip the lump and go with a straight white oak fuel source? Start a quick (small) fire in a bunch of chunks and then choke it back and let the wood do its thing?


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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,929
    edited September 11
    No - unless you just want to use your BGE base as a fire pit with the dome wide open I suppose.
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,561
    acolle said:
    Can I skip the lump and go with a straight white oak fuel source? Start a quick (small) fire in a bunch of chunks and then choke it back and let the wood do its thing?


    You my friend need a stick burner. Unfortunately straight wood won't work in the egg. It might work for searing but trying to control a certain temp would almost be impossible. 

    If you have a bunch a split white oak you should look into playing with a stick burner. White oak is fantastic for smoking with. 
    Minnesota
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,039
    You can get a straight  wood/oak fire going but you will not be close to managing/controlling the temperature as noted by @WeberWho unless you end up with a smoldering burn and then the incomplete combustion smoke that comes with it.   If you don't have a stick burner, then turn the white oak into chunks to augment with the BGE lump load.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • acolleacolle Posts: 100
    This is why I love you all... I asked a crazy question, and I got a clear/straight answer. @lousubcap, thank you!
    Moved from upper left to Denver, CO | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,783
    I’d be careful with burning all wood in the egg. Wood fires can get crazy hot. I broke my tandoor a few years ago trying that. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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