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Unread 12-01-2008, 11:55 AM   #2053
chasmosis
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I'm a noobie smoker. Been wanting to smoke some meat for a while and never had the right equipment. This thread got me to make a drum. I've been really happy with it so far.

Did my 4th cook over the weekend. A short smoke with some Pork Steaks and some salsiccia (italian sausages).

My first cooks had been with kingsford briquettes. This last cook I decided to try some lump charcoal based on what I've read from others on this forum. I know it was a short burn but I couldn't be happier with the results compared with briquettes.

I liked the smell of the smoke and the smoke flavor of the meat better as compared to that of my earlier cooks. I am having a hard time putting it into words the difference between the 2 so I apologize for not describing it better.

I know opinions are like A-holes and I need to get a couple more cooks in with the lump, especially a couple longer cooks, but I was very happy with the results of lump charcoal on the drum from this cook.
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