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Offline ebohatch

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bisquettes not used up
« on: April 22, 2004, 11:02:21 pm »
I just attempted to season my new smoker. It went trhgough 5 bisquettes. But I noticed that there is at leaset one in the water bowl that seems to be only about 30% used (or rather 70% is intact). I thought I saw a thread about a few months ago, what do I need to do to insure that the entire bisquette is used up??

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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 11:21:10 pm »
What you need to do is give Kirk a call or visit his website - www.chezbubba.com and purchase a pair of bubba pucks!  Once the last puck exits the feeder, there are no more behind it to push it on the burner hence the development of the bubba puck - they are aluminum and take the place of two pucks to allow your last bisket to hit the burner plate.

Keep on smokin and good luck to you!!

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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2004, 12:12:41 am »
Thanks Fuzzy, but the one in the bowl was one of the first one, not the last they were still in the advancing trays.

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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2004, 12:53:25 am »
Oops...sorry....apparently, I was not thorough in reading your post.

The system is designed so that you don't have a pile of ash in the bowl but about 70% of it used so it kind of looks like a piece of wood that never burned all the way - it smolders for twenty minutes, then gets advanced/pushed into the water bowl to allow for the next bisket. (they never burn completely)

 Another reason that you need to look at the bowl if you are using a lot of pucks...the bowl will get filled up after about 6-8 hours of smoking.

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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2004, 12:56:13 am »
This may not be the case, but I noticed that if I don't pre-heat the generator my first puck is not really used up.  So I pre-heat for 20 or so minutes before I hit the advance button.
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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2004, 01:56:13 am »
Yeah, that's a good answer Olds - I forgot - I usually preheat my plate first too, then advance the pucks...good job![:D]

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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2004, 03:31:13 pm »
Fuzzy,you got it right,you have to pre-heat the plate or by the time the biskit is smoking it is advancing.[8D]

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Re: bisquettes not used up
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2004, 04:13:37 pm »
I completely agree with rest of the boys on this one.[;)]

At first I was tossing in my meat and pucks all at the same time and starting without pre-heating - it took forever to get to temp and the first puck was wasted[:(]

After talking to the forum members I now always pre-heat the cabinet (except for cold smokin' of course) as well as the burner!

Since I turn on the cabinet element as well as the burner for at least half an hour to pre-heat this is not as relevant for hot smoking, BUT, one trick that I use specifically for cold smoking is to load up the tube and advance the biscuits Twice Only!  That leaves a one puck gap at the end, and in 20 minutes you will auto-advance the first puck into position and by this time, the element should have heated up.[:D]

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