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Hi Lex, I only use a small batch of lump to start and get a good bed of coals going.  Then I use hardwood.  For the butts I used a mix of cherry and apple that I have on hand.  They are splits about 8-10 inches in length, no wider than a soda can.  Usually I have to add a split about every 45 minutes or so.  I have done a couple of runs with only lump charcoal.  It works well, but you still need to add periodically to maintain temps.  I prefer to smoke with wood only.  I am not saying that the final product is better, but I just enjoy doing it that way :)  Hope this helps!!!