What fuel source do you use for your smoker

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What is the main fuel source for your smoker

Poll ended at Mon May 07, 2007 5:16 am

Charcoal Briquettes
2
22%
Lump Charcoal
5
56%
Pellets
0
No votes
Wood-stick burner
2
22%
Gas
0
No votes
Electric
0
No votes
 
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What fuel source do you use for your smoker

Postby OSD » Wed May 02, 2007 5:16 am

I can use briquettes or lump in mine. I prefer to use lump because it burns clean and I have less ash to clean up.
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Postby DATsBBQ » Wed May 02, 2007 8:10 am

Lump, it's a wonderful thing. More BTUs, less ash, its the JP4 of smoking fuels :D . Though I have been known to take a couple of scoops of Oak coals from the wood stove to get things going 8)
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Postby SteerCrazy » Wed May 02, 2007 9:36 am

I'm a lump/charcoal guy, prefer Royal Oak for both. I think the brand of Lump is important. There's a lot of junk out there. I've experimented with different brands of lump and didn't like any of it. Couldn't find R.O. lump anywhere until this past winter, now that I've used it, I won't use anything else!
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Postby nascarchuck » Wed May 02, 2007 1:52 pm

Well, so far I am the lone charcoal brickets guy. I normally just buy the Kingsford at Sams...
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Postby OSD » Wed May 02, 2007 2:01 pm

We'll have you converted in no time at all. 8) A couple cooks with lump and you'll never want to go back to the dark side. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby mel » Wed May 02, 2007 2:45 pm

anything but kingssh*** :roll:
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Postby DJ » Wed May 02, 2007 3:50 pm

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Postby Big Mike » Wed May 02, 2007 6:17 pm

Royal Oak Lump
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Postby TX Sandman » Wed May 02, 2007 9:30 pm

Briquettes for me. Mostly cause I've got a kettle and haven't played much with lump before.
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Postby nascarchuck » Wed May 02, 2007 10:36 pm

OSD wrote:We'll have you converted in no time at all. 8) A couple cooks with lump and you'll never want to go back to the dark side. :lol: :lol: :lol:


I have used a bag of lump before, but havent found it around here since. Maybe its a seasonal item...
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Postby Spice » Thu May 03, 2007 8:17 am

At Comps I use Royal Oak brickettes so that I can get 4 hours of sleep.
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Postby SteerCrazy » Thu May 03, 2007 9:08 am

Spice wrote:At Comps I use Royal Oak brickettes so that I can get 4 hours of sleep.


Spice, do you find that the briquettes stick around longer than the lump in your smoker???

I use R.O. briquettes as well but have been using more R.O. lump. I prefer the stuff WAY better than Kingsford
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Postby antaean7 » Tue May 29, 2007 4:15 pm

please forgive me for my ignorance, but when you are saying clump, is that normal coal? Like the coal that people normally use on a small pit? I am new to using a real smoker. I just bought my first smoker, and am looking into techniques.
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Postby OSD » Tue May 29, 2007 4:23 pm

Lump is natural wood charcoal as opposed to formed briquettes. A good place to read about the different types of charcoal is at the link below. :D :D

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramic.htm
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Postby DATsBBQ » Tue May 29, 2007 4:26 pm

antaean7 wrote:please forgive me for my ignorance, but when you are saying clump, is that normal coal? Like the coal that people normally use on a small pit? I am new to using a real smoker. I just bought my first smoker, and am looking into techniques.


Lump isn't coal. It's chunks of hardwoods, heated without oxygen so that most of organics gas off. You're left with about 98% carbon. No fillers/glues or binders. Good stuff, yes indeed.

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