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FAQ Subject: Maintaining a "replenishing" pit
I have been reviewing Accoding to Smoky and he refers to a section on "maintaining a replenishing pit", I cannot find any information on this. Can you please head me in the correct direction?
Well if you had your copy of "The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual" handy you could see illustrations or if you subscribed to the "Smoke & Fire Enquirer" you would have received a rather detailed explanation with illustrations, a couple of months ago.
However, a pit can be constructed easily of a 3 sided masonry pit or a 1/2-3/4 of a 55 gal. drum with a shovel size hole cut out at one side at the bottom and a fire grate made of re-bar stuck through the sides about 10" from the bottom. The idea is any pit can be used to burn wood down to coals for replenishing with a shovel or other utensil.