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Sitdown with Franklin

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The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem, and that is a big problem.
Holding the company together with three spreadsheets and two cans connected by a long piece of string.

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  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,722
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    Thanks for posting the above.  Quite a primer on stick burners and fire/ air flow. 
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,314
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    Was a very interesting video.  Aaron is on an entirely different plain.
    No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. - Herman Melville
  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 31,187
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    Was a very interesting video.  Aaron is on an entirely different plain.
    Or plane.  One of those!

    I enjoyed it too.  He’s a great guy.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,314
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    Was a very interesting video.  Aaron is on an entirely different plain.
    Or plane.  One of those!

    I enjoyed it too.  He’s a great guy.
    He is on the Gulf Coast Plains, I am in the Sonoran Desert.  Different plains.  I suppose he flies on a different plane too.
    No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. - Herman Melville
  • dbCooper
    dbCooper Posts: 2,151
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    I live in the Great Plains, those that possess modesty need not apply.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • unoriginalusername
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    Sometimes sounds genius … other times huffing one’s own kookaid. Released at the same time is the pit overview - https://youtu.be/N9MaAIrtdJE?si=SXFtyVLzKKUeE9vG

    selling smoke leaks as an intentional feature got a genuine lol 
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,722
    edited August 2023
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    If you are seriously wanting to go down the stick burner rabbit hole with a good quality smoker I would do serious diligence as there are quite a few options out there to "scratch the itch".  
    Managing the cleanliness of the fire as Aaron said, is the biggest deal to turning out the exceptional end product.  Many will get you there. 
    Besides my two BGE's (L&S and a couple of other toys) I really wanted to take on the stick burner challenge so I did and in 2016 (when steel was cheap) I landed a Lang 36 reverse flow smoker.  Given the small size it requires dang near constant care and feeding to maintain the requisite coal bed and cook temperature. FWIW-
    But I am glad I did and will be firing it up Monday for a brisket cook headed to the local small staffed firehouse. 
    Edit for fat finger correction and paging @Weberwho, @bubbajack and any others who's forum handle escapes me who mess about with the sticks.
    BTW- the KBQ (aka dishwasher) has a solid presence here with @JohnInCarolina and @TheCentexSmoker enjoying the output among others.  FWIW-
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,314
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    lousubcap said:
    If you are seriously wanting to go down the stick burner rabbit hole with a good quality smoker I would do serious diligence as there are quite a few options out there to "scratch the itch".  
    Managing the cleanliness of the fire as Aaron said, is the biggest deal to turning out the exceptional end product.  Many will get you there. 
    Besides my two BGE's (L&S and a couple of other toys) I really wanted to take on the stick burner challenge so I did and in 2016 (when steel was cheap) I landed a Lang 36 reverse flow smoker.  Given the small size it requires dang near constant care and feeding to maintain the requisite coal bed and cook temperature. FWIW-
    But I am glad I did and will be firing it up Monday for a brisket cook headed to the local small staffed firehouse. 
    Edit for fat finger correction.
    Good timing Frank!  You kight not know, being retired, but monday is Labor Day.
    No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. - Herman Melville
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,722
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    @Ozzie_Isaac That is the exact reason the cook goes to the the firehouse as you well know.  
    I do have a holiday themed cook schedule for the firefighters with the next one on the fourth Thursday of November.  =)
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,880
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    Big Stick Burners are like a Harley , you really have to want to go for a ride 
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,722
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    @lkapigian  I never got to a motored two wheeler as I have launched over the trunk of one car and the hood of another on a bicycle.  Innocent both times vis-a-vis the collision.  I knew that if I climbed on a motorcycle I would end up in a morgue at a young age.  So I thank you for fulfilling my motorcycle thoughts via a stable stick burner.
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,880
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    lousubcap said:
    @lkapigian  I never got to a motored two wheeler as I have launched over the trunk of one car and the hood of another on a bicycle.  Innocent both times vis-a-vis the collision.  I knew that if I climbed on a motorcycle I would end up in a morgue at a young age.  So I thank you for fulfilling my motorcycle thoughts via a stable stick burner.
    LoL, I still have a couple I won’t get rid of, I used to ride 365 rain or shine. For accidents, it’s not if it’s when, I’ve had a couple , both my fault , last one really set in, saying goodbye to your kids going into a surgery ( aware enough to know what was happening ) and the Dr , just being realistic, not giving it a high probability of success was rough …but moving forward I don’t think I’ve ever worried or stressed about anything in my life since then
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian