Originally Posted by Ron_L
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.)
I'm assuming you're still here. So, 330* with outside temps in the 20's* . It will be interesting to see how it runs come summer.
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