Originally Posted by cb4004
12 lit coals, really? im sure I had twice that. and it will cook with so little?
That's what I do too! Anywhere from 10 to 15 briquettes or an equal amount of lump. 10-15's plenty. Initially you wanna have all intakes open, then start shutting them down as your temp gets close to where you want it. Remember, you wanna catch the temp as its coming up.
N8man wrote a great tutorial about this some time back. It really helped me relax and enjoy the process! Don't remember the title offhand though. Maybe he'll chime in.