I have an older Lang 1160 (similar to an 84). I lay down a bid of unlit charcoal framed by 3 splits of hickory. I then add 1 lit chimney of charcoal. It takes about 45 minutes to come up to 280+-. I then bring the temps down to 250-260 and add meat at that time.
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from everywhere)