Thanks for the response.
And how long does it normally burn for on a single load of charcoal. That is the other odd thing I read about all the insulated vertical smokers. It seems like some people report refueling every 6 hours and others say they go 12+ hours. I really really like the fact that my drum can go around 15 - 16 hours on a load of fuel. I've developed my cook methods to take 12 hours for the typical butt/brisket so I can put it on around 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm and have it perfect for lunch the next day. Having to wake up and refuel early in the morning would make me really resent my smoker.
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