Recipe For A Perfect Fire
- Dry Hardwood, split to approx. 2-4” in diameter
- Matches, a long torch lighter or any fire source
- Original Sherman Cooker Fire Pit
WHAT MAKES A FIRE SMOKE-LESS?
- Dry Hardwood
- Oxygen and Air Flow
- Hot Bed of Coals
- Dry hardwood will accomplish a hot fire, less smoke, a longer burn time and a hearty bed of hot coals. Wood needs to be sufficiently dried to achieve a low moisture content. Never burn wet wood. Maintaining a fire with wet wood will be difficult and result in clouds of smoke. The best hardwood species to burn are maple, oak and ash.
- PRO TIP: Remove the bark from the wood. Bark retains moisture and is naturally resistant to fire.
OXYGEN AND AIRFLOW
- The Original Sherman Cooker Fire Pit is designed with 3 large ventilation flues at the base to supply oxygen. The Fire Grate that sits inside of the Fire Pit is designed with multiple ventilation holes to provide for maximum air flow to fuel the fire.
HOT BED OF COALS
- Once a stable fire has created a hearty bed of hot coals, it’s time to let-er-rip! Begin layering pieces of dry hardwood in a crosshatch pattern. Don’t be afraid to load the OSC Fire Pit up! As long as the fire is burning consistently it will efficiently burn the wood. The temperature radiating off the cast iron Fire Pit will be hot-hot-hot!
HOW TO GET THE FIRE ROARIN’
- Gather a bundle of kindling and place on your OSC Fire Grate
- Use a fire source to ignite the bundle of kindling
- Once you establish a consistent fire, add your small split pieces of hardwood
- When a hearty bed of hot coals is established, continue to load on the hardwood as needed
- Kick back and enjoy the warmth and memories made with friends