I was thinking about getting some cheap charcoal to use as a starter - just to bring the Dera up to temp and create some embers. Then I will pile in some good charcoal. Would you still shy away from Sams Choice for that purpose too?
Mark - part of Cat Sass BBQ Team. Community Development VP - Secret Squirrel Society (but we don't exist)
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"Life's too short to drink cheap beer or eat crotchpot BBQ"
NB Bandera - refurbished; Two Big Green Eggs: Poncho - Large, and Lefty - Small; Weber Kettles; 6' fire pit; Super fast Blue Thermapen