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Offset Smoker on a Wood Deck???

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    Offset Smoker on a Wood Deck???

    Fellow Pitmasters:

    Does anybody think it is practical/reasonable to have an offset smoker (both charcoal and stick-burning) on a would deck? If so, any ideas on how to protect the deck and associated structures from fire?

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    CaptainMike Is your man for what burns down a house. He would know best what's available and would work. He maybe busy though.

    I heard he is writing a book about the time he fought a 5000 acre bush fire on a small desert island with only a teaspoon and 1lb bag of kosher salt while wearing only a banana hammock...
    Last edited by Ahumadora; September 13, 2020, 08:09 AM.

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      #3
      Lay down a suitable sized piece of Hardiebacker, replace when / if needed...

      Helluva lot cheaper than roastin a deck, or a house.

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        #4
        What Mr. Bones said, that's what I do. Maintain at least 36" clearance from combustibles, clean any debris from under the deck, have a charged garden hose or dry chem extinguisher handy, and never leave a live fire device unattended, as in don't leave the house. I plan my cooks so that I don't overnight them, I probably would be too paranoid to sleep anyway.

        BTW, have I ever told you the story of vacationing on a small desert island? Well, I was sunbathing on the beach in my Speedo when I smelled smoke. I turned my head and gasped aloud "Oh my God" at the awesome spectacle that befell me. I grabbed what was close at hand and sprang into action..........
        Last edited by CaptainMike; September 12, 2020, 03:25 PM.

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        • CaptainMike
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          tbob4 a teaspoon and a bag of salt, but what I really needed was a couple of ears of corn. Cobs would have worked too, but there were none in sight, I had to improvise...

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          CaptainMike - only you could take an R rated question and turn it family friendly! Bravo!

        • Henrik
          Henrik commented
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          Ha ha ha!

        #5
        It's perfectly okay:

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          #6
          I will defer to the professionals. For me no matter where it is located, it is fire so be careful which I am sure you already are.

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