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Old 03-22-2011, 03:37 AM   #31
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Why would that prevent you from using briquettes? The inside of it is porcelein coated steel right?
BGE, Primo and some of the other komodo style recommend not using briquettes.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:44 AM   #32
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Yeah, but thats because the ceramic can absorb the flavors.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:55 AM   #33
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Yeah, but thats because the ceramic can absorb the flavors.
Oops didn't see the "bubba keg" part
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:56 AM   #34
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Why would that prevent you from using briquettes? The inside of it is porcelein coated steel right?
I think a big part of it is the ash production, you can use briquettes but if your doing a long cook (18 hours or so) they wouldn't work well

 
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Oh that makes sense.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #36
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Another vote for Stubbs. I use some Cowboy lump for grilling.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #37
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The cheapo Char-griller side fire-box smoker I have says in the instructions that for smoking, one should use hardwood logs, not lump/briquettes or chunks/chips. Says the logs achieve higher temps and you may not get hot enough with charcoal. I don't see logs at the grocery or Home Depot, does it really make that much of a difference? I didn't see anybody itt say they used logs.

I've just been using Kingsford and chunks and for anything other than short smokes ash build-up is a bit of a problem.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:29 PM   #38
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The cheapo Char-griller side fire-box smoker I have says in the instructions that for smoking, one should use hardwood logs, not lump/briquettes or chunks/chips. Says the logs achieve higher temps and you may not get hot enough with charcoal. I don't see logs at the grocery or Home Depot, does it really make that much of a difference? I didn't see anybody itt say they used logs.

I've just been using Kingsford and chunks and for anything other than short smokes ash build-up is a bit of a problem.
I have the same smoker. I generally start out with lump & chunks of wood, hickory usually. After a couple hours I switch to Ash. We have tons of Ash trees so it's cheap. I've modified the Char-Griller some (sealed with gasket, fire box basket, deflector & baffles, additional wheels) and it did make a big difference but still needs a lot of attention. It has made some wonderful Q up to this point but I just ordered the Ique 110 and anticipate better things will come with that. Cheers!!!
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The cheapo Char-griller side fire-box smoker I have says in the instructions that for smoking, one should use hardwood logs, not lump/briquettes or chunks/chips. Says the logs achieve higher temps and you may not get hot enough with charcoal. I don't see logs at the grocery or Home Depot, does it really make that much of a difference? I didn't see anybody itt say they used logs.

I've just been using Kingsford and chunks and for anything other than short smokes ash build-up is a bit of a problem.
When I smoke it's low and slow, 230-240 is the range. That's hot enough, not sure what temps they are suggesting you smoke at?

 
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When I smoke it's low and slow, 230-240 is the range. That's hot enough, not sure what temps they are suggesting you smoke at?
With the cheap offset smokers it takes a lot of fuel just to get to 225F and when you load them up it really takes a lot. This Q took 16 hours, 2 butts came off @ 10 hours but the rest were just stubborn. Cheers!!!

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