I have been using Royal Oak lump and love it. Good heat for a long time with very little ash. Last bag did have a few "big" pieces but they burned just fine.
I have built 7 drums so far for myself and friends. They all take them and start adding things so they can look different than mine. Shelves, handles, probes, etc. It has gotten to be fun. Have two more to build for other friends! Word gets out about how they cook and everyone wants one. I will be loading some photos after next weeks comp. cook.
We have also "re-named" our drums. We refer to them as DUDS.
Damn Ugly Drum Smoker. One friend, an army vet., refers to his as a SCUD. Super cool ugly drum.
I think I have started something around here with the drums!
Bill Napper. Team Cook "JoeJo's BBQ"
Custom offset stickburner
Gas assisted cabinet smoker (400 lb. capacity!)
55 gal. drum smokers galore! (All custom built)