- Feb 2, 2008
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what do you do with it, tamp it down as the bowl goes down or dump some of it out when necessary?
I very lightly tamp the ash, using the weight of the tamper alone, and usually try to "bank" the ember such that the front is lower than the back, keeping the surface more perpendicular to an imaginary line drawn through the center of the surface of the ash and the draught hole. That sounds more complex than it is...frankluke":chkqxzev said:what do you do with it, tamp it down as the bowl goes down or dump some of it out when necessary?
You know, I've never consciously dumped the ashes before the end of the smoke. I usually prefer to continual tamp w/ a wooden dowel tamper (Tsuge actually makes such an item which we in the Phila area all rec'd during a slow smoke event), then dump ashes at the end of the smoke. I found that leaving the ashes actually enhances the smoking quality, much like banking a fire.mdmiller5":yu2d8a09 said:I will usually just lightly tap it down throughout the smoke until done then dump it out. I very seldom dump the ash while smoking a bowl.