Charcoal Burn Time - Maximize?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jomadav, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. jomadav

    jomadav Smoke Blower

    I need charcoal recommendations. I am using a vertical 2 door Brinkmann charcoal smoker and in 11.5 hrs I went through almost a full bag of Kingsford Original ( blue and white bag ). I was adding 4-5 briquettes every 30-40 min. to keep the temp at 235. I was very happy to get it to hold and stabilize at that temp, but not happy with opening the bottom door every 30 min. I have read here elsewhere that people get a "3 hr" burn time before re-stocking the coals. Any ideas or suggestions/ methods on how to do better?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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