Originally Posted by BBQSmoker
I glad I came across this as I have been having difficulties keeping a long burn on a full basket of lump/charcoal. I am only getting 3-4 hours on a basket and am trying to get longer times.....
Use the minion method. I can get 12+ burn on an 8lb bag of RO with the minion method on my uds. There are plenty of threads on the minion method here. Just use the search or youtube. Basically just dump some lit coal on top of your unlit coals, preferably in the center. You can layer the wood chunks in the coals or throw them in a circle around the lit coals. The charcoal will last longer because the lit coals are placed on top and have to burn all the way down before setting off the coals below instead of them being on the bottom where all the coals catch early on.