Have been slow/cold smoking a country cured 16.5 lb ham from the"Pig Party" thread over the last few days. It had cured 25 days, and it was time to get some smoke on it. Anyway.... After the 2 or so hours of a small pile of oak/hickory burning out under it yesterday, I wanted to do ribs for the NHL Allstar skills comp last nite. BUT..outta lump! Oak to the rescue! Cut up 3 good sized splits and preburnt probably 5 lbs over the turkey fryer, and dumped into the pan. Was REALLY surprised with the amount of heat I got, albeit it did not last long, but I expected this and had another preburn going 15 min. after the initial. Tossed in small chunks of hickory on occasion, and kept the oak coals flowing. I was REALLY impressed with the quality of the smoke flavor! And the smoke ring... well, let's just say they were durn near "hammy", and no...no TQ in my rub heh. I'm gonna try this again soon. It's a pain in the backside with darn near constant attention, but I'll have to say... UNLESS it was dumb luck- the flavor was superior to any I have gotten with lump for heat.