Originally Posted by ButtBurner
sounds like you figured it out
I have the exact same cooker.
I start with a nice bed of lump or natural briqs to get things going, then its sticks from then on out.
If the coals seem to get low I may throw a handful of lump on it along with the stick to keep a good coal bed, really depends on the wood I am using
Thanks...it's a learning process for sure, but a damn fun one.
And to DownHomeQue - thanks, running a little hotter and faster does make sense to me, so I may have to give that a run.