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post #21 of 28
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I don't burn through the charcoal too fast, but I figured that the charcoal would

burn uneven (too hot at the open vent vs no heat over by the closed 2 vents) 

which would make the meat cook uneven - even hot on that one side.

 

If it does not create an uneven heat, I might try it, because sometimes I spend

a fair amount of time tweaking my "3" vents during my cook time - which can

be a big hassle.

post #22 of 28
I'm a KBB guy. I've tried several charcoals including different types of lump. For the price of 25 cents a lb or less on sale in Spring and Summer holidays I keep coming back to KBB. It fits all my needs and I've never tasted an off flavor.
post #23 of 28
I use only one vent as well. Temp holds steady and never had any food related issues.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by PortlandRoger View Post
 

I don't burn through the charcoal too fast, but I figured that the charcoal would

burn uneven (too hot at the open vent vs no heat over by the closed 2 vents) 

which would make the meat cook uneven - even hot on that one side.

 

If it does not create an uneven heat, I might try it, because sometimes I spend

a fair amount of time tweaking my "3" vents during my cook time - which can

be a big hassle.

 

It still heats evenly with just one vent. Some folks like to lite the pile on one side and open the vent on the far side so it burns across the pile to the vent. I just dump the lit in the middle and it has worked fine for me.

post #25 of 28
I have a CharGriller offset with SFB and have tried many briqs and lumps. I keep coming back to the same conclusion. In my pit Kingsford Comp Briqs are by far the best fuel source for my use (blue bag not even close).









post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

5 o'clocker-  I used the blue bag when I first started smoking some years ago,

out of ignorance and ease (they are sold everywhere).  But I too, once I got

hip to the Comp Brix - that's all I use, except for this bag I had to buy the other day!

 

Not sure why places like Home Depot don't carry them yet.  They seem to have a pretty

good mix/supply of different woods (not just little chips).

post #27 of 28

PortlandRoger, hello. I'm not trying to be an Arse (sounds better in Austrailian) , but I use all wood as it has "NO" additives (of witch I don't know what ) but it all smells fake to me...

 

But each to his own ...

post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 

Stan... In a WSM all wood seems like it would be a lot of hassle.

I have a friend with an offset box - like the one in your Avatar, and he too uses

only wood, but to use all wood in a WSM - I'm not sure how it is done.

I haven't actually had any "smells" with the Competition brix over the years

(maybe my nose is used to them?), but those from the blue bag smell nasty,

for the first 20 minutes or so.

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