has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

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has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby el luchador » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:56 am

im practicing cooking with roaring lump for the ultimate clean smoke and surprisingly enough my wife tells me she liked the food better.

has anyone else experimented with just lump charcoal?
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Re: has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby tri3forme » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:09 pm

Coopers BBQ in Llano smokes their meat exactly how you describe, using Mesquite. It's on my bucket list. I've tried using lump charcoal from the store but I didn't get much flavor at all. Coopers burns their wood to coals and uses the hot coals. I don't know but maybe that method provides better smoke than using the lump charcoal from the store. Interested to hear what others have to say....
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Re: has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:52 am

I've never tried in in my offset, but I do it all the time in my ceramic. I use Royal Oak lump, and it produces some really great Q. Low and slow, grilling, pizza, all with great results.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:11 am

tri3forme wrote:Coopers BBQ in Llano smokes their meat exactly how you describe, using Mesquite.


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Re: has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby SMOKEYJIM44 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:48 am

That Cooper method is the old fashioned "normal" way to make real barbecue. I think most serious barbecue sellers do it that way, with the meat directly over the coals. It takes a good bit more tending, but sure turns out some good eating. :shock: :D
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Re: has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby bsooner75 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:21 pm

Been a few years since I’ve been but Ronnie’s in Johnson City cooked that way and it was good stuff.


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Re: has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby js-tx » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:25 am

Depends on the cooker, you can probably get a way with it on a ceramic like stated above, but on a cooker with more airflow you may be missing a bit of smoke flavor IMO. Try it.. you never know.
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Re: has anyone cooked with just hot lump charcoal?

Postby FAT » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:19 pm

I am still considering building a stone fire box near my smoker, so I can load straight coals in my smoker.

I typically have success with the wood I use, but recently ruined a 20 pound batch of jerky with bad smoke.
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Postby woodenvisions » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:52 pm

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ wrote:I've never tried in in my offset, but I do it all the time in my ceramic. I use Royal Oak lump, and it produces some really great Q. Low and slow, grilling, pizza, all with great results.


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