Originally Posted by paul6
I have owned 2 stick burners for 20 years . with that said until recently I have always combined Charcoal and chunks. About a month ago I found Mini logs and started burning almost exclusively wood ! It is definitely harder to maintain temps , but once you get the fire box good and hot it gets easier to hold temps with the vents .
I've been getting 1 cu. ft. bags of Hickory (I guess you'd call them mini-logs) from Home Depot.
$24.95 but they actually go a long way. Also those little bundles you find at groceries, which I think are mostly Ash, work fine to get the coals going and are small enough to fit the box. All in all not much more than buying charcoal. I only use charcoal and RO lump to get the fire started.
I'd like to find supply of Apple but haven't had time to really look.