Originally Posted by WineMaster
I am sure you'll do much better with Charcoal vs Lump. Once you get to temp with the coal, I like to close the draft on the fan at least to close it one line. Also, you dont have to fill it with briquettes. A little goes a long way with these cookers.
Thanks Dan, are you saying that you run it at 3/4 open or 1/4 open once you get up to temp?
Also, do you start with room temp water, hot tap water or boiling water?
Josh printed out a manual for me and emphasized to not start out with much more than 1/4 of a chimney of charcoal!
I am sure I should have started by doing a burn exactly as Josh recommends but I was to excited to see how lump would react!