Originally Posted by schmitty28
how much lit coal does it take to load it to get it started and then do you fill it with the rest to the top when you say the burn area your talking about where the charcoal is right not the ash box where the ball valve is at correct and when u want smoke you just throw chunks in the ash pan?
How much charcoal is determined by the size of the chute, the baby doesn't hold as much as the platinum.
They are said to burn about a pound of charcoal per hour. I am sure that the weather affects the amount of charcoal used somewhat but they are insulated.