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  1. #1
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    Charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal ?

    New to charcoal cooking, what do you use for a long low & slow cook, briquettes or lump & how long of a cook can you get out of each.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2012
    not all charcoal is created equal...there are many differences between the different briquettes and different lump...I use Hast bake lumb which is made by ozark oak If I have to use briquettes I use Kingsford comp but many swear by the blue bag but I dont like the flavor of the additives in it...but like I said some love it. Cheaper briquettes dont get hot enough burn too quickly and are heavy on the residual ash.

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    Jul 2012
    Saugus Ca
    Kingsford comp or blue bag. Only use blue bag when on sale. If paying regular price then it is Kingsford Comp brown bag

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    San Bernardino National Forest
    Kingsford Blue gives off steady reliable heat every time. Lump burns hotter and has less ash, but I feel due to the different sizing of the pcs and not to mention the useless kibble in every bag you will get more cooking time for your money with briquettes. Royal Oak makes a nice briquette in 40 lb bags. Just my 2 cents.
    Last edited by smokeasaurus; 02-26-2014 at 05:15 AM.

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    Feb 2014
    Thanks for the replies, saved me a bunch of unnecessary testing. Has anyone tried to mix briquettes & lump together.

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    hello quadman. I. have not mixed them in a specific ratio,but I always cook on a full basket, just adding to what's already in there. so I often get a mix, never seems to be an issue, as long as the majority is the heat source I'm looking for

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