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How much charcoal?

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How much lump charcoal for a ten hour smoke in an offset? I will also be using some small pieces of wood, not chunks. Thanks.

post #2 of 5
Depends on smoker but I think 30 lbs would be enough?
post #3 of 5
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It's a New Braunfels Silver Smoker.

post #4 of 5
That's a real tough question. I know 20 lbs would be more than enough for my offset, but you should be really safe with 30.
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It only took about 8 lbs.  It was pretty warm, yesterday, so the temp held pretty steady, all day long.  I started the fire around 7 a.m., and only had to add charcoal a couple times.  I had to add quite a bit of wood, though.

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