Originally Posted by Podge
Back to the Lump/briq question... if you have a BWS that is properly sealed, even if one fuel burns hotter than the other, therefore your BTU per pound of fuel may be different, but 225 is 225, and the guru will control that. The only difference you should see then, is the amount of fuel used per hour.
Whatever you use, you just have to be mindful of the BWS efficiency and heat retention. Once it gets hot it's awfully hard to cool it down. With my 22" WSM I can cool it down easily. One of the reasons why I brought it back on the comp trail. That's a plus and a minus, of ocurse. But for me it's nice to have the two options.