Originally Posted by BearsWickedBrew
Ok..just checked the back. I do have a bag of "100% All Natural Hardwood Lump Coal"...its the "cowboy" brand (they carry it at trader joes). Its about 3/4 full....I imagine that will be enough. ...I also picked up hickory wood chips.
3/4 bag of Cowboy will probably be just about enough! It's made of hardwood flooring scraps which are kiln dried, so it burns REALLY hot and REALLY fast! Not ideal for your purposes, but vastly preferable to that bag of poison-soaked MatchLight. On the plus side, I find it leaves very little ash compared to many other brands of lump. It'll get the job done.
My favorite lump now is Royal Oak, which is available at Walmart at about $5.00 for 10lb. This stuff is great, it burns nice and steady for a long time, and doesn't make much ash either. It's the same lump that is repackaged and sold (at a much higher price) under the Big Green Egg brand.