How much charcoal?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by scott edwards, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. scott edwards

    scott edwards Fire Starter

    How much lump charcoal for a ten hour smoke in an offset? I will also be using some small pieces of wood, not chunks. Thanks.
     
  2. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    Depends on smoker but I think 30 lbs would be enough?
     
  3. scott edwards

    scott edwards Fire Starter

    It's a New Braunfels Silver Smoker.
     
  4. That's a real tough question. I know 20 lbs would be more than enough for my offset, but you should be really safe with 30.
     
  5. scott edwards

    scott edwards Fire Starter

    It only took about 8 lbs.  It was pretty warm, yesterday, so the temp held pretty steady, all day long.  I started the fire around 7 a.m., and only had to add charcoal a couple times.  I had to add quite a bit of wood, though.
     

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