I am a newbie, so bear with me. My first 2 cooks on the UDS were with Stubbs Briqs. I had little trouble with them and feel they came out pretty well. But Sarturday i picked up a bag of lump at Bass Pro Shops, and used it yesterday. I wasn't a big fan.
The first issue came when I dumped the lit coals into my fire basket (using minion method) and a few of the smaller ones fell right thru!
Then about an hour after I started it my temps were down to 180, so I took a look. The lumps had nestled themselves into a cylinder and were not falling on the lit coals. I took the meat off and shook the basket and all was well, but I am just wondering if there is a real benefit to using lump vs. a good all natural briq?