I just wanted to say that at first, I hated my drum. I liked the ease of cooking, but did not like the flavor of the meat. I know I am in the minority on this, but just didn't care for it. I then got a large egg and the drum sat covered for months with no use. I stumbled across a thread by JD about using the flower pot base as a diffuser. I liked the idea, so I went to Home Depot, got one. Now my burn times suffered greatly. I was scared to cook anything more than ribs for fear that I would run out of fuel. I tried K, Comp K, RO lump, mixtures of these and still could only get 6 to 8 hours out of it. Then I ran across Stubbs charcoal at Lowes. This chit is the bomb! I ran it for 12 hours Sunday at a constant 240 grate temp and still had half a basket left. The real bonus is I never had to kick the drum once to knock off ashes. I can proudly say that I now abso-farking-lutely love my drum. And I owe it all to the Brethren. Thanks guys. Group hug.