smokeyCityTeacher wrote:This stuff is really well seasoned - produces no smoke- and a blue flame.
I sounds like it is burning so hot and clean the catalyst is not needed for now. But I don't think it will hurt the cat; they can run above 1800 degrees.
hmm...that makes sense. The CAT only benefits you when it has some smoke to burn. If you are not producing smoke you don't get the benefit. Yep I think you are right on.
I read similar things about burning Anthracite vs Bit. Some people are putting secondary burn tubes (just like the wood stoves) in their bit burners and they are getting great 2ndary burn cause the BIt makes smoke. They dont do it in the Anthracite burners - and my guess is that its because the Anthracite doesn't smoke.
Even w/out smoke I love the way this dry locust lets me to shut the air down as far as possible and still get a clean blue flame slow burn