Originally Posted by scp
I use lump in my WSM and I think it works better than briquette. I fill the ring with lump..a few pieces of desired wood added. To start...I stick a small propane torch
thru one of the vents for about 3-5 mins. Leave all the vents wide open till dome temp reaches 150...then start closing vents to slow dpwn the rise. I would say I am up to 200 in about 30 minutes. A full basket of lump easily lasts 10 hours.
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I second this. I personally had more problems with KB than I do with lump and with less ash and not the after taste of KB. As far as burn time, I haven't seen enough difference to be concerned with. You need to watch the heat as it is rising and catch it before you reach your desired temp and you are fine. KB is for heating dutch ovens only in my opinion.
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