Thanks! I'm intrigued.
I can see having both a Looftlighter and a Mapp torch. For low and slow I always use a smoke pot.
Part of setup is nestling the smoke pot over the middle of the charcoal, and getting a small fire to start first right under the smoke pot. Nothing beats a Mapp torch for this specific task, which heats up the smoke pot as an incidental benefit. I can imagine what I'd do if the Looftlighter was my only option, but it would be more awkward.
Two quart cast iron dutch oven, 3 1/8" holes in bottom, filled with chunks and/or chips of smoking wood, lid sealed on with flour paste. This is far more wood than one ever uses, going jungle, and the effect is simply different. We cannot conceive of going back.
Per la strada incontro un passero che disse "Fratello cane, perche sei cosi triste?"
Ripose il cane: "Ho fame e non ho nulla da mangiare."