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Old 09-21-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Does it really make a difference in what kind of charcoal you use ? do some get hotter then others ? and do some burn longer then others? which one is the best.
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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Does it really make a difference in what kind of charcoal you use ? do some get hotter then others ? and do some burn longer then others? which one is the best.
In answer to all of your questions,

Yes, yes, yes and it depends on who you ask and what they are cooking in and how they cook.
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, it depends on what you're using it for. There are all kinds of variables. temp, ash production, burn time, flavor, price, etc....

It has all been discussed on this forum. I'm sure you could do a search and find tons of info.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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Don't buy the cheap chit - get some lump!

And yes it burns hotter!
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:17 PM   #5
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Does lump burn longer than the other stuff?
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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Check this site out for some great information

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:21 PM   #7
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I use at least 2 brands, kf in my uprights and ro lump in my offsets. I found a great clearance deal at target on Kingsford 1/2 price 3.25 for a 18lb bag. and still have some rancher to mix in. Use what you like, like what you use!!!
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #8
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Get the best chit you can buy locally. Dont go overboard in ordering charcoal and having it shipped to you. Kingsford is fine. Rancher is great - and at $2.99/bag you just cant beat it. Royal Oak lump is great.

Check out this site for lots of great info on charcoal. http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:08 PM   #9
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I usually use a mixture of kf and ro lump for every chimney full I add to the firebox. kf for the longer burn and ro lump to keep the temps up.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #10
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I use rancher for short smokes 5 hrs. haven't tried it on the long smokes. I use KF for that and the Minion method.
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get 14+ easily with rancher or any other lump in my drum
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Yes, yes, yes and it depends on who you ask and what they are cooking in and how they cook.
What Mista said!!!!!!!!!
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get 14+ easily with rancher or any other lump in my drum
Good to know. I have tons of Rancher
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:27 PM   #14
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Check this site out for some great information

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:14 PM   #15
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I picked up my BGE today. The guy I bought it from also gave me a big bag of Cowboy lump. There was also some in the cooker so I figured I would burn it out. The stuff smells farkin horrible!!! I know I am not going to cook anything with it!!!

For the UDS it is Rancher and more Rancher.
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