Originally Posted by HankB
I'm trying bigger sticks now. They don't light as easy so I've added some smaller sticks as well. I'm not using any charcoal beyond what I used to get the fire going. For this cook I'm determined to stick with sticks but I'll keep charcoal as a future option.
Like Bill said near the end of the movie, "You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?" I expect a learning curve and don't expect everything to be perfect on my very first cook. I'll be happy if I get some decent 'Q out of this and hope to learn something from the effort that makes things easier/better on the next go 'round.
you gotta get those sticks really hot before adding them and give them a lot of air at first
no sin in using a handful of charcoal now and again. Lots of people do... I do and I sleep at night just fine ;)