I've done a few smokes in my Lang 60 now. Latest was yesterday. I REALLY need to get a digi camera so I can Q-view these things. I did 4 chickens, 4 pork butts (Sam's had them for 97 cents/pound) and 2 hams. Everything came out great. What I'm finding is that I need to add wood sooner than every hour. I know that weather conditions may be contributing to the problem, it was about 30 degrees here yesterday. But if I kept the fire up, the temps maintained well. The good news is that I used up the last of the wood I got with the Lang -- a stack of old hickory. I think it was moist and moldy and has been causing me some problems with the smoke. The bad news is it's middle of winter and I'm out of wood. So for versatility, I've been thinking about using lump in the Lang. Really, what would be the difference between that and preburning my own wood other than cost? What I'm thinking about is making a large charcoal basket to go in the firebox. Possibly large enough to hold an entire bag of lump at one time. And then use the minion method to get a long slow burn. Anyone have any thoughts on this idea?