Originally Posted by jestridge
Why would you use charcoal on a stick burner
For startup purposes to help establish a good coal bed. Second reason - laziness. Sometimes I'll run the thing sort of like a WSM. Basket with a layer of KBB in the bottom, mix in some smoke wood chunks and dump a chimney of lit RO lump on top. Throw on more smoke wood hourly. Makes a good system for shorter cooks like chicken or ribs. Charcoal for heat and wood for flavor.
BBQ Apprentice - Old Country Brazos offset, 22.5 WSM, Various gassers, portable grills, etc.