Originally Posted by flyingbassman5
Although hotter burn I agree with, length of burn is debatable. I think the short burn of lump is what pushes a lot of folks to briquettes. I used RO lump on my old offset and to maintain a decent fire for a 250* cooking temp, I'd go through two bags of lump in a single 6 hour cook. I never fed it splits but did feed it chunks. The couple times I used briquettes instead, I'd go through a bag for the same temp and cook time. Just my experience though..
Royal Oak burns hot and fast. If you use Wicked Good Weekend Warrior, the coal lasts anywhere between 2-4 times as long as Royal oak. 2 months ago I used 2 20lb bags of royal oak. In the same amount of cooks I used less than 1 bag of wicked good weekend warrior.