Fire Management Basket
Clean Consistent Wood Burning every Time
Fire management baskets were made popular in the US by Kosmo Q, the competition BBQ cook. This basket will extend your wood refill times upto an hour!!
The problem with offset smoker fire management, is you need to make sure you keep a strong coal bed, so when you put your next log on, it takes quickly, minimising the time you have dirty smoke running through the cook chamber while it's igniting.
The 'V' shape of the basket allows the wood embers to fall into a small well-vented area. The other added bonus is the radiant heat this basket gives off, this will help your wood burn cleanly and efficiently.
It's shape works perfectly with a pinwheel style damper intake, clean air is drawn into the fire, then funnelled through the basket and into the cook chamber, creating minimum air disturbance, making for a more efficient fire and burn.
Run charcoal and wood, or just charcoal.
28cm (wide at opening) x 32cm Long x 14cm high
Base measures 17cm wide x 32cm long
3/16'' thick fully welded plate construction with removable/replaceable expanded metal bottom
Fits All Cactus Jacks, Oklahoma Joe Offsets, and more
We recommend you remove the fire grate if using on a Cactus Jack smoker, run the basket off the base of the firebox.
I'm using the basket in an Oklahoma Joe - Highland. It was a tad tricky to get it into the firebox, but fits nicely once you get it in. I removed the expanded metal tray in the bottom of the basket and sat it straight on the grates in the firebox. It makes fire management a breeze. You can easily maintain a nice bed of coals on the bottom of the basket, meaning when you add a new split, it ignites quickly. Very happy with it, it's worth the money.
Arrived quickly as always. Impressive product and more substantial than I expected. Have put to good use and pleased in all respects. I found it cooked hotter for the usual amount of fuel I used and guess this might be the thickness of the metal holding more heat as has been mentioned elsewhere.
Perfect for running your offset exclusively on splits, you dont need much volume of coal for a bed to get the sticks to light as all the coal gathers in a small area at the bottom of the basket. The metal is thick too so it holds a good deal of heat