Originally Posted by bigabyte
If you want a long burn with minimal refueling (end even minimal fuel for that matter), then check out vertical smokers like WSM's, UDS/BDS, Stumps, Spicewine, Backwoods, etc. You can go all day or night without refueling at all, holding a steady temp and only using maybe 10 pounds of charcoal. For my small offset, a 12 hour cooking session would use over 30 pounds of lump.
If you do the math on that, and do one cook a week, the WSM pays for itself in less than a year with charcoal savings over an offset like the Brinkmann SnP Pro. That is how I talked my wife into the WSM in the first place
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.
Red Thermapen, Maverick ET-732, EdgePro Apex Sharpener.
Avatar is the original 1951 Weber Kettle