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Firefighter 01-06-2014 12:05 PM

Calling All gravity fed owners......
What is the best charcoal to use in a gravity fed smoker and why?????

padge31 01-06-2014 12:12 PM

As far as brunettes. I say Stubbs.

GoolsbyMD 01-06-2014 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by padge31 (Post 2755717)
As far as brunettes. I say Stubbs.

I like blondes more but wouldn't turn down a brunette. I second stubbs, i used KBB and it has an odd smell, there's a website I'll look up that compares a lot companies but I have bags and bags of Stubbs briqs. My stumps baby with a full chimney 6lbs worth held 300 for 11 hours before the fan constantly ran it was also 15 degrees out so start up was rougher.

Jaskew82 01-06-2014 01:11 PM

I use KBB all the time with no issues but in competition, I use Stubbs.

Jason TQ 01-06-2014 01:14 PM

I used KBB in my previous gravity fed and it worked great. You'll probably get a bunch of different answers, but if you haven't already try a few different types out including lump vs briquettes to see what you like :-D.

rtboswell 01-06-2014 01:41 PM

I'd try out a few different charcoals as Jason mentions and find what works for you. I always use Royal Oak in my Superior Smoker SS-1and I never have problems with the burn time or bridging and I can get it up to temp quickly as well (about thirty to thirty five minutes for 225-250).

Twisted Belly 01-06-2014 01:50 PM

Wicked good

RumRunner_1492 01-06-2014 02:00 PM

I use Stubbs. It is great because it creates very little ash which works perfect in the gravity fed smoker.

sportsnut 01-06-2014 02:09 PM

Kingsford Competition brick for me.

mep 01-06-2014 02:47 PM

I have been using KBB but only because I got a ton (ok, 20 20lb bags) really cheap. I would prefer to use lump because I like the flavor better and it produces less ash.

Firefighter 01-06-2014 04:18 PM

I have been burning royal oak lump and liked that ok and the last couple of cooks I used kbb because that's what I had. The kbb seems to have a lot of ash but maybe lasted a little longer.

Biged92 01-06-2014 05:32 PM

I have used KKB, Royal Oak, and Stubbs by themselves, as well as 50/50 combo of Royal Oak and Stubbs. My preference is the 50/50 combo of Royal Oak and Stubbs. The combination, IMHO, gives off a better smoke, as well as minimizing the ash.

Gerrit_Boys 01-06-2014 06:35 PM

Royal Oak lump. I'll use KBB but it creates so much ash. I had some Primo lump laying around that has been working great too, maybe its made by RO.

Wicked Smoke BBQ 01-06-2014 08:06 PM

Royal oak is what I run.

MattG 01-06-2014 10:55 PM

B&B lump

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