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Yeah......I started with charcoal and added a good sized piece of hickory to get a good base of hot coals. Right before I put the meat on I added a small piece of hicory and later on in the smoke i added another small piece and a little bit of charcoal to keep my temp. up. Seemed to work pretty good. I used briquettes jsut because that is what I had on hand. When I finish off the charcoal I have I am going to get some lump charcoal. The briquettes don't last that long and make a mess. I really liked using the wood. You get alot better burn time from it. I'm learning.