Lump or briquette?

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Lump or briquette?

Post by Diggerg » September 19th, 2019, 2:49 pm

I live in the UK so be mindful that we don't have the vast range of quality briquettes that you do in the States but do most of you run lump or briquette in your GF smokers?



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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by JKalchik » September 19th, 2019, 3:56 pm

I prefer lump. Briquettes produce several times the ash that lump does, and I've found that I don't care for the flavor imparted by the briquettes. Lump does burn faster and hotter, so you will have to stoke a little more frequently (a full chute on mine still runs 12+ hours.)


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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by pr0wlunwoof » September 19th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Cheapest briquettes I can find. Royal oak burns good.

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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by pr0wlunwoof » September 22nd, 2019, 2:18 pm

I just made my own charcoal retort. Guess this is my new favorite.

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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by h2orescuemedic » October 8th, 2019, 9:48 pm

Tried a few different things, best luck so far is with the red bag royal oak, it's local to me made less then 50 miles away. Flavor, color of meat, seems the most consistent when I cook with the hard wood oak charcoal, a few times I have added some wood to the bottom ash area, no real effect from the couple of times I have tried it, i can easily get 20 plus hours cooking from a 15 lb bag with smoker at 225



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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by mp4 » December 14th, 2019, 1:50 pm

I've run both and prefer briquettes. In part because it seems to burn hotter and more consistent. I actually have a tough time maintaining 250 in the cold weather with lump. There is a big difference in quality of briquettes- I too have had the best luck with red bag royal oak. Blue bag Kingsford leaves twice the ash and leaves a fair bit more tar type residue on my charcoal chute door.



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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by Frank_Cox » December 14th, 2019, 5:51 pm

pr0wlunwoof wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 2:18 pm
I just made my own charcoal retort. Guess this is my new favorite.

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absolutely my favorite! I wish I had time to do that now!


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Re: Lump or briquette?

Post by pr0wlunwoof » December 14th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Frank_Cox wrote:
pr0wlunwoof wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 2:18 pm
I just made my own charcoal retort. Guess this is my new favorite.

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absolutely my favorite! I wish I had time to do that now!
Frank. Coming from you that's a real compliment.

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