Well my entire load of wood that I use for my smoker is covered in ice and snow from this wonderful blast we had come thru the area in the last 24 hours. Yeah I know, "why didn't you have it covered up?" your asking yourself. Cuz I'm lazy. Then again, why does the phone ring every time you're sittin on the toilet? Because thats just the way things are LOL. Tomorrow I want to do a smoke, and am thinking about using some lump. I have never ever used lump, not smoking nor grillin. How do you use it? Just like briquettes? Lite it and wait till it turns grey like briquette? I really should know the answer to this, but I don't so your help is appreciated.