I jumped on the bandwagon and tried the SmokyOkie searing method. My searing left a little to be desired. All I had to do it on was my gas grill, but it got the job done. Now I have an excuse for a second Char Griller. Let me tell you what, this thing is delicious. I had to cut it in 1/2" slices and it was still falling apart. I didn't even use a thermometer this time. I stuck a probe though the flat and it was a little resistant in the middle, so I let it go another 2 hours until it slid in like "buddah". I was getting worried. I had trouble keeping the temps down. I guess this bag of charcoal was turbo charged or something. I poured in a chimney full of unlit charcoal in my basket, then lit about 15 briquettes as usual. I've been getting a nice slow steady burn like this, but not today. Within 15 minutes I had a roaring fire. I had to shovel an etire chimney full out just to get the temp back within reason. I couldn't have more than 10 - 15 briquettes at a time in the SFB and keep it under 260*. And this was with the fire box damper shut off. Freakin' Kingsford. I wish somewhere around here sold something else besides this and Match Light. I guess I'm gonna have to break down and order a pallet of lump from somewhere. Sorry, no Qview.