Does anyone do this? It seems most people are lump fans, and I have never used lump charcoal (still a beginner). Would like to try, but I have a lot of Kingsford left and wondered if you ever mix the two?
I had a few leftover briquettes a few weeks ago, and mixed them with lump when I smoked a pork loin on the WSM, didnt notice any difference in taste, or temperature. THe mix was probably 85% lump, and 15% kingsford briquettes.
I don't like the smell when briquettes start up, so I don't put unlit briquettes in my charcoal basket.
Until recently, I was using them to start things off though. But last time they wouldn't light on a humid day while lump started easily. And I find we like the flavor of grilled food better with lump too! So the briquettes, after this bag is finished, will fade into the past.
It works fine. I bought lump to start with and found one of the bags had either huge or tiny pieces in it, nothing in between. I used the huge pieces by themselves then went out and bought brickettes. I'm using mostly the brickettes and throwing in some of the tiny pieces of the lump.