Originally Posted by pal251
Fired up the wsm about 11:30 AM with what I thought was a full ring of charcoal. (18.5 WSM). Now its 5:00 PM and it looks like the charcoal is almost completely gone and its dropped to 250 when it was on 300 before. I realize that it is about 45 to 60 degrees out today so not terribly cold and I did not shake the ash off of the coals at any point but shouldn't the charcoal last longer?
I am using the kingsford standard stuff in the blue bag
Thats not a bad burn time for running a WSM @ 300.
I would add fuel every 5 hours running @ 250.
lift the barrel of push hot coals to one side fill ring with
more charcoal. I use lump in my WSM's