new guy in Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by subcool10, May 6, 2012.

  1. Hello all, I bought my new CharBroil offset smoker on Friday. last night I smoked a small ham with an apricot whiskey glaze. I invited two guys I work with over to try it out. They LOVED it, there was a point where not a word was said except mmm. 

     I am working on a chicken tonight. Its about 5.5 in and 250 deg. 

     My question is how much charcoal are you all using out there? I have used almost 2 bags, does that sound right?
  2. I don't use charcoal anymore. I strictly use lump which burns hotter and cleaner. More effecient since it also takes less to get the job done....I start about a half of chimney of lump and put it in the middle of my pile of lump mixed with wood, hickory, cherry, oak, apple, what ever you want to use. I put a 1lb coffee can or alike to make a hole in the center of the pile. When the chimney is hot with coals, I remove the coffee can and place the coals in the hole.

    Also, If you control the air intake and exhaust you should get a better yield on the coals. Your Charbroil may also need some mods. I'll yield to the Charbroil peeps to chime in...Anyway I also wanted to say welcome to SMF........[​IMG]
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hard to say on how much charcoal you'll use.  Each smoker is different, the weather has a big effect, the size of the bag and type of charcoal is also relevant.   I do think you'll be happier with lump.   We cook chicken in the 300 range to help get a crisp skin but if you are just looking for a good smoked chicken the lower temps work well.

    Good luck with the smoke and welcome to the forum!
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello and welcome to SMF - glad to have you here 

    Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location 
  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  7. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★


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