New WSM 22.5, Lump or Briquettes?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by countrysmoke, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. I just ordered a WSM 22.5 today, it should be here in a couple of days. I've been smoking for a couple of years now, but only on a cheap SFB. Anybody have any tips on what fuel to use i would greatly appreciate it. I really cant wait to fire it up, Ive heard such good things about the wsm.
  2. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use Royal Oak lump in my WSM with great results. Never tried the briquettes mostly because of the use of binders to form them. I know plenty of folks use them and like them. Most say the Kingsford comp bags are better than the traditional blue bags FWIW.
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use both in my WSM.  It really depends on how long of a smoke I plan on OR what I happen to have on hand.  If I'm doing a long smoke I definately use a quality hardwood lump
  4. Thanks fellas, I figure I'll just do some smokes with both to get some knowledge of it, I just thought I would collect as much information as i can before it gets here in a couple of days. THANKS AGAIN GUYS
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like the dude I use both and Royal Oak Lump is pretty good and Walmart carries it.

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