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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hi, I just bought a weber 22.5 smokey mountain cooker/smoker. The company does not recommend using all natural lump charcoal because the higher heat wears out the unit faster. so now I am trying to find an alternate charcoal but without all the chemicals in it. any ideas? thanks
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If you have a do-it-best near you, you can order the Royal Oak Chef's Select briquettes online and have them shipped to the nearest store for free. I am a lump guy, but I wanted to try these out and I was able to sustain temps of 325 in my gravity feed.

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Hi, I just bought a weber 22.5 smokey mountain cooker/smoker. The company does not recommend using all natural lump charcoal because the higher heat wears out the unit faster. so now I am trying to find an alternate charcoal but without all the chemicals in it. any ideas? thanks
Well, 250 degrees is 250 degrees whatever charcoal you are using. Makes no sense to me that the smoker can tell the difference and wear out more quickly.
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Use lump at a lower temperature . You don't have to cook it hot. Lots of folks using lump in their WSMs.
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most of the natural briquettes out there are good, I use several different ones and all work fine.
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use whatever you like. i found a more consistent burn with briquettes, many could disagree. i use stubbs. but am leaning toward switching to KB. i have two WSM's. sometime thhis spring i will cook with both at the same time, one with stubbs, the other KB, and see if i can tell a diference.
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Wicked Good briquettes. Like their lump, but ground and formed into briquettes. Minimal binder.
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Wicked Good briquettes. Like their lump, but ground and formed into briquettes. Minimal binder.
stubbs for 1/2 the price. but i do like wicked good alot, just can't justify the cost.
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i use kingsford and a chimney to heat it up
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Weber doesn't recommend using lump charcoal because they are hooked up with Clorox (Kingsford).

If _________ company that only made lump was giving me product/money/etc, I would tell you to not use briquettes....
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Stubbs and Kingsford Comp for me, when not using lump.
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We have used nothing but lump in our 20+ year old WSM for 6 or so years. the door latch finally gave out, maybe it was the lump?
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kingsford , get the twin paks at HD when they go on sale soon.


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