Well, I wanted a quick Turkey, beer butt chicken smoke, bird was 15lb's and chicks were 4lbs each. All I had on hand were briquettes, not lump. I am not very happy since I can not get the same heat like I can with lump and a shorter time, I was thinkin' 3-4 hours and now I am going on 6 hours (hungry). Butt for a slow and low meat I may stay w/Kingsford? Used apple chunks for the bird's.