I smoked a rib-eye roast this weekend (which turned out great!). I used lump charcoal for the first time. I found that it burned evenly and held temps pretty well.
The only question I had was how to best start it. I used the "Minion Method" that I've been using for briquettes, but it seemed to take a VERY long time for the lump to get up to temp. Is there another (i.e., better) way to get lump charcoal going?