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Forum topic by mahdee posted 02-23-2014 01:58 AM 649 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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mahdee

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02-23-2014 01:58 AM

So, when I was a young man, this guy told me about making a long lasting fire by using what he called top-down- fire; that was over 30 years ago. The idea was you put these large logs at the bottom and built your fire on top of it. The fire would slowly work its way down and it would take several hours before the lower logs would turn to coals. The problem, off course was that if you were anywhere near the fire, you got smoked.
So, I discovered a method called “centered coal fire” in which the large logs were sandwiched in between a kindling’s so they would burn spontaneously both on top and the bottom creating hot coals that lasted several hours; cooking a large piece of meat once everything tuned to coals. Here is a picture of what I am talking about:

-- earthartandfoods.com


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#1 posted 02-23-2014 02:03 AM

I used some of the last year’s potato stems to get it going and a few hours later, this is what it looked like:

I really like this method as it provides 3-4 hours of consistent heat to cook a large meal.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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