Originally Posted by swamprb
Its been my experience that the natural briqs produce more ash than BBK and when extinguished they just just crumble to dust and cannot be reused. Naked Whiz also posted to the same conclusion. Just a heads up.
Just to follow up on my own question
I had great results with the Rancher hardwood briquettes.
It did run hotter than expected, about 330 degrees, but I had no issues with ash, but it was a calm day. We'll see what happens on a windier day. It ran for a long time (I gave up taking temp readings after about 5 hours, but it was still going strong at 7 hours.)