How to Light a Smoker – Post #100

Recently I did a post with a short video on how to select free smoker fuel in the woods.  Later that day I was working in the garage and thought to myself, “you might as well show people how well punky wood and works”.  So I set the (NEW) tripod up and loaded the smoker.

One thing to remember.  This was done in a garage as a demonstration only.  I don’t recommend lighting one of these things inside.  It was several hours before it aired out enough to work in there again.  The wind was blowing outside and there was too much noise on the camera microphone.  There was also a fire extinguisher present.

It was not luck that this lit on the first try.  If I can get out of the wind, it lights the first try every time.  If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section.

The barrel on the right contained the hive.

Secondly it’s hard to believe but when I hit the publish button this time it will be for the 100th post to this blog.  Prior to this I had never completed a writing project of my own volition.  Since starting this last February there have been countless times I wished I would have paid more attention to Mr. Starr in my AP English classes in high school and viewed English in college as something to learn from instead of muddle through, focusing more on “interesting” science courses.

I had hoped to reach this goal 20 weeks after the first post, but that didn’t happen.  There have been some lapses here and there, but for some reason I have continued to get up at or before 5 a.m. almost every morning to drink coffee and pound on this keyboard.  All I have conversed with via comments and e-mail have kept my mind working and my motivation high.

I want to thank everyone who has read, commented, and subscribed.  The number is relatively small, but I can’t forget that I am just some beekeeping no-body from Indiana with only 100 blog posts and a handful of videos.  I can’t wait to see where things are when Post 500 and 1000 go up.

Thanks again and keep looking for updates.


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