lump charcoal.....

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by the fireman, May 22, 2013.

  1. what kind of charcoal do you guys use. I have standard brickettes available but lump is limited. I can get cowboy blend lump or royal oak. I have used weekend warrior but no longer avaliable.
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Cowboy is better than it used to be and Royal Oak is great imo....also RO is always a great deal at Menards, 8lb for 5 dollars. 
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I havent use lump yet, but when I do it will be royal oak.
  4. And i have to season my new smoker so i wanna keep constant brand, if possible.
  5. So gentlemen, any suggestions as to seasoning my smoker????? What is your process???
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Seasoning, sure... you'll hear everything from vegetable oil to corn oil to flaxseed oil and linseed oil.  Wipe down with your oil and crank up the heat for a while and then after that get some smoke going also.  Everyone does something different but i went with 250-300 for a couple of hours and then another hour or so with some smoke.  Personally i used linseed oil even though folks will say not to because it's not food grade etc...but i'm still kicking with no ill effects and it put a coat of armor on my smoker. 
    Last edited: May 22, 2013
  7. Ok what are you using for smoke chips or chunks?
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    It makes no difference for seasoning..what ever you have on hand. 
  9. Ok I thank you. Always used everyone else's and cooked there food for them. Be MY first smoker. Did a brisket over the weekend. Turned out awesome with some hickory. Was tuning my brother oky Joe after heat plates
  10. Lol its a turn and burn to. I have 3 whole chickens to smoke saturday
  11. wneill20

    wneill20 Fire Starter

    Here in So Cal we have Trader Joes i just tried their hardwood charcoal last weekend and i have to say it is outstanding if you can get it give it a try.
  12. Yea no trader joes doing here. I am in the country side of Maryland..... lol I am buying some hickory from the Amish..... but its green. Opinions on royal oak????

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