Originally Posted by Fiddy/Fiddy
Would this approach still work using lump. I have sworn off briquettes for good. To Yucky and I can't stand the smell!!!
I have done it with lump, and it works well, but do what Fiddy said and get another charcoal grate running at a 90 degree angle to avoid losing smaller pieces.
I find that the lump burns a little hotter, which makes it a bit more difficult to choke down using the OTS. With briqs, I'm already only open about 1/3 of the way for most of the cook, so choking it down further than that takes a very light touch.