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Unread 04-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #481
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I think lump has a higher burn temperature than briquettes. It also burns cleaner with less ash. Lumps are 100% coal while briquettes are made of composite materials.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #482
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Why do they recommend lump over briquettes. It seems you would be able to control temps better with briquettes. Is there a problem if you don't use lump in this smoker? I ask because I just loaded up on the Kingsford charcoal sale HD had a couple weeks ago. Thanks
I have used lump and bricks. IMO they both work well.
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just pulled the trigger on one from gander mountain
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Well I broke down and bought a Char-Griller komado last night. Wanted to get one unassembled so I could put it together the way I wanted but they only had two in stock and both were assembled (the display and one they had assembled that day). We checked 3 other stores in the area and they had zero left in stock so I decided to pull the trigger as I was afraid they might get backordered and one might not be available for awhile.

Haven't yet seasoned it. Haven't even bought lump for it.

Should I go ahead and seal the air inlet with ATV Silicone before I season it?
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #486
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Has anyone seen one of these in the Cincinnati Ohio area? I have checked Lowes, Meijer, and Ace and have not found one. For the money they look to be awesome.
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I would just go ahead and seal it up. At the worst it will just make it easier to use and that ain't all bad!!

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All this talk about lump and briquettes! My thought is kingsford wants all the briquettes burning and ashed over. I assume that is to burn off the manufacturing gunk used in making them. I don't see how you could do that with a low and slow using the minion method. Maybe high heat briquettes, low and slow lump??
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One bit of new information I have learned about this cooker in my experience with it so far... It's easier to control your temperature, especially on the low and slow side of things, with Stubbs all-natural briquettes instead of lump. I cooked a couple butts the other day using Stubbs and instead of fighting to keep the temp lower, I actually had to open the vents a little to get it up to where I wanted it. I'll most likely be switching to natural briquettes in the future with this cooker when I'm targeting specific temps at 300 degrees or less... I'll use lump for hotter cooking...
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So just the opposite of what I thought! Go figure!!
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So just the opposite of what I thought! Go figure!!
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Ashing over has nothing to do with any ingredients in the briquettes... it's just so the briquettes will be producing an even heating surface for your food.
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Great info JM. I'm still waiting for a review of the B&B natural oak briquettes. Hoping for good news, low ash, clean burn, etc.

AustinKnight was supposed to do a cook with them, but haven't heard a peep...
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Has anyone seen one of these in the Cincinnati Ohio area? I have checked Lowes, Meijer, and Ace and have not found one. For the money they look to be awesome.
Check your local Kroger's, they may have some in stock. My local Kroger has the wooden shelves model for $299. YMMV
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Unread 04-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #494
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Are there any other 100% natural coal briquettes? I thought all briquettes are made of composite materials...
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My local Lowes finally have them and i bought one initially.. i am gonna get up to 3 as a back up for my FEC 100 . Doing the initial burn and will get a tru temp temp gauge to replace the one furnished. Also missing some hex bolts and nuts for my side tables. The box was previously opened and retaped.
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