Originally Posted by dwfisk
Maybe some of the WSM guys can chime in, but I'm just wondering if starting with lump will give you a little better base of coals and a little hotter, to keep the seasoned hickory burning clean.
I had not even thought about that! I usually use K or Stubbs and minion to start for my cooks in the WSM and lump in the kettle. I don't know why but I always felt better about my ability to control lump heat in the OTG. I actually didn't notice hickory burning less of the clean smoke last week in the WSM. But I will look now.
WSM, OTG, WGA, GENESIS E-320