Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by adawg54b, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. adawg54b

    adawg54b Newbie

    should it take a whole 10lb bag of charcoal to get to 275. Also Why I can't you use pre-soaked charcoal like a Match Light?
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    What kind of smoker are you using?  I just put about 18lbs into my WSM with a chimey of it lit so it'll run all day.

    I never use match light only because I hate the smell/taste of whatever fuel they add to the briquets.  I prefer a good hardwood lump.  In a pinch I'll use a briquet, but never use lighter fluid or match light.  Invest in a chimeny starter.
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    PS. Temp is usually controlled with air flow.  Not necessarily the kind of charcoal you're using.  But I need some more info on what all you're using.
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  5. adawg54b

    adawg54b Newbie

    i'm using the brinkman trailmaster limited edition and i have the both vents half open and I'm using cowboy lump charcoal looks like burnt wood
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try Royal Oak Lump, and keep the top vent open 100%. Regulate the temp with the bottom vent.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  7. adawg54b

    adawg54b Newbie

    just bought some from walmart. and a chimney eliminates the need for lighter fluid?
  8. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    lump good  -  pre-soak bad....any questions?

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