Originally Posted by floyd
I sincerely apologize to the person who first showed me this for not giving credit where it is due.
I have been using the "TeePee" method for years with great success, but this year at Sebring someone suggested the "log cabin" method which was to stack the wood like building a simple,open, square "Lincoln log" structure.
It worked much better and made for a clean fire which started quickly.
You're on it Floyd.
This log cabin stack is the bomb. I was shown it about ten years ago and have never done it another way since. Quick catch, low smoke, hot and impressive. It develops a flue right up the middle and the flames come alive in there - fed by volumes of oxygen
flowing in and up the chimney.
No kindling needed at all. Drop a fire starter in the pit. Build a square log cabin around it with your wood pieces so it looks like a hash-tag (#) from the top. Light
the fire starter. You will be thinking to yourself... "this is never going to work" and then... well, you'll see.
Win friends and influence people, try the log cabin. Everyone looks at you like you are a moron when your putting it together and ten minutes later they are chatting you up like you're in the know.
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