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Old 01-06-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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What is the best charcoal to use in a gravity fed smoker and why?????
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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As far as brunettes. I say Stubbs.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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As far as brunettes. I say Stubbs.
I like blondes more but wouldn't turn down a brunette. I second stubbs, i used KBB and it has an odd smell, there's a website I'll look up that compares a lot companies but I have bags and bags of Stubbs briqs. My stumps baby with a full chimney 6lbs worth held 300 for 11 hours before the fan constantly ran it was also 15 degrees out so start up was rougher.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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I use KBB all the time with no issues but in competition, I use Stubbs.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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I used KBB in my previous gravity fed and it worked great. You'll probably get a bunch of different answers, but if you haven't already try a few different types out including lump vs briquettes to see what you like .
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:41 PM   #6
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I'd try out a few different charcoals as Jason mentions and find what works for you. I always use Royal Oak in my Superior Smoker SS-1and I never have problems with the burn time or bridging and I can get it up to temp quickly as well (about thirty to thirty five minutes for 225-250).
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:00 PM   #8
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I use Stubbs. It is great because it creates very little ash which works perfect in the gravity fed smoker.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #9
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Kingsford Competition brick for me.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:47 PM   #10
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I have been using KBB but only because I got a ton (ok, 20 20lb bags) really cheap. I would prefer to use lump because I like the flavor better and it produces less ash.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:18 PM   #11
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I have been burning royal oak lump and liked that ok and the last couple of cooks I used kbb because that's what I had. The kbb seems to have a lot of ash but maybe lasted a little longer.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:32 PM   #12
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I have used KKB, Royal Oak, and Stubbs by themselves, as well as 50/50 combo of Royal Oak and Stubbs. My preference is the 50/50 combo of Royal Oak and Stubbs. The combination, IMHO, gives off a better smoke, as well as minimizing the ash.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #13
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Royal Oak lump. I'll use KBB but it creates so much ash. I had some Primo lump laying around that has been working great too, maybe its made by RO.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:06 PM   #14
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Royal oak is what I run.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:55 PM   #15
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B&B lump
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