should it take a whole 10lb bag of charcoal to get to 275. Also Why I can't you use pre-soaked charcoal like a Match Light?
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What kind of smoker are you using? I just put about 18lbs into my WSM with a chimey of it lit so it'll run all day.
I never use match light only because I hate the smell/taste of whatever fuel they add to the briquets. I prefer a good hardwood lump. In a pinch I'll use a briquet, but never use lighter fluid or match light. Invest in a chimeny starter.