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Unread 01-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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PBC working really well..Do most use wood and charcoal or just the charcoal..
Big Superbowl party Sunday doing wings, mushrooms, & shrimp...was going to add a small amount of apple wood to the PBC charcoal.
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I haven't fired mine up yet but plan to over the weekend. I am planning on using a small chunk or two of cherry unless someone tells me that it's not a good idea (and has experience to back it up )
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Good question! This has been on my mind. From some of the threads and videos, my impression is no wood. That seems odd to me.

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I haven't fired mine up yet but plan to over the weekend. I am planning on using a small chunk or two of cherry unless someone tells me that it's not a good idea (and has experience to back it up )
Cherry IMO is the most underrated smoking wood. A peice or two will work well. I do the 1:1 rule which is something I came up with. UDS or BBQ vault, they both consume about the same amount of fuel. 1 chunk of hardwood for flavor(pecan or post oak) : 1 chunk of cherry for color for any 1 cook. No more smoke is needed IMO for great tasting home or comp BBQ.
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I usually toss 2 or 3 chunks of hickory in mine when I cook on it. Food turns out great!
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I also add two or three hunks of hickory when I cook on my PBC. Of course I have only 2 cooks on the PBC, but I've been very pleased with the results so far. The chicken had a very mild smoke flavor, not over smokey at all.
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Is it feasible to use lump charcoal in the fire basket?
I have no briquets here at home but a lot of lump.
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I used two long chunks of plum for the chicken and turkey breast I cooked. Worked great! Honestly, I don't see why lump wouldn't work.
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Is it feasible to use lump charcoal in the fire basket?
I have no briquets here at home but a lot of lump.
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From what I have gathered from other posts, the only difference with the lump is that it may change your cooking temps and time lines a bit. The PBC was designed specificly with the KBB in mind.

So I guess you would just have to play with it to get the temps and times you like.
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Yeah, i think lump would work fine, but you will probably have to monitor it a little more. It is less consistent and will probably cause the normal 280 degree lockin to be off a little.
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